Ruto Intervenes as MP Ng’ang’a Clashes With Governor Wamatangi


President William Ruto on Wednesday reprimanded Thika Town Member of Parliament Alice Ng’ang’a and Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi after their political differences played out in public moments after the lawmaker expressed her intentions to dethrone the county chief in the next general election.

While addressing residents during the upgrading of Uplands-Kijabe-Maai Mahiu roads, in Lari, Kiambu County, Ruto told off the two leaders, insisting that was not the right platform to go at each other.

Ruto vowed to convene a meeting between the two leaders geared at ensuring the two sort out their differences.

“This is not the right time to politic, we need to think about how we can make our country move forward. I will make sure I sit down with these leaders and ensure they read from the same script,” Ruto noted.

Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a and Interior CS Kithure Kindiki Commissioning Biashara Location Chief’s camp in Thia Town, Kiambu County on September 11, 2023

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Ruto was forced to intervene after Alice Ng’ang’a openly rebuked Governor Wamatangi, moments after she was granted the opportunity to address the rally. While delivering her speech, the MP vowed to resist the Governor’s leadership.

Ng’ang’a even vowed to run for the Kiambu Gubernatorial position just to make sure Kimani Wamatangi did not retain his seat.

“Your Excellency, I don’t know how to sugarcoat, this County needs peace and for everything to get back to working seamlessly,” Ng’ang’a noted.

“I will resist Governor Wamatangi here in Kiambu, and I will be the next governor of Kiambu County,” she added. 

The public clash comes three months after the Deputy President summoned a section of Kiambu leaders in a bid to settle the political differences that threatened to derail service delivery in the populous county.

At the time, Gachagua stated that President Ruto was concerned with the state of affairs in Kiambu. To that end, the DP vowed to put an end to the constant bickering among leaders from the region

“The Ruto administration roots for a strong devolution, and therefore, we have no room for squabbles that will derail service delivery to the people,” Gachagua stated.

“I want to understand what has been ailing this county, we cannot allow Kiambu to go down as we watch,” the DP added.

A collage of Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi (left) and DP Rigathi Gachagua

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