By Daniel Nzia
|Water Minister Charity Ngilu|
Water and Irrigation minister Charity Ngilu’s entry into the presidential race has caused ripples in Ukambani.
The outspoken Kitui Central MP has hit the campaign trail running with a series of boardroom and public meetings in Machakos, Makueni and Kitui Counties.
In each and every place has visited, Ngilu has sought to assure her supporters that she is firmly in the race, urging them to ignore propaganda that she was someone’s project.
Never too late
“I am a woman of my own. Those going round telling you that I am a project planted to spoil for the Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka are liars”, she said.
When The County Weekly sought her comments on why she has joined the race a bit late, Ngilu said it is never too late in politics.
“There are many more other aspirants out there who are yet to declare their candidature publicly. Will you ask them why they came late if they come forward?” posed Ngilu.
She refused to be drawn into the VP and her candidature debate arguing her’s is an issue based campaign.
She has promised what she termed “a bare-knuckle” fight, adding her experience in the opposition has taught her several political lessons.
A week ago, the minister was in Machakos town where she met with the business community before addressing a public rally at Kenyatta stadium.
She ruled out any possible pre election coalitions saying she is determined to go all the way with Kenyans on her side.