By Karanja Njoroge
The Starehe MP, referring to reports claiming she was about to ditch the party, said she could only work “in a party where she is celebrated and not merely tolerated”.
In a veiled threat to the party, Wanjiru said she could contest the elections as an independent candidate and win owing to her popularity.
“I will not go to some place to force myself. If nobody wants me you know I am a leader who can be independent and still make it because God is usually on my side,” the MP said.
Wanjiru said there was concern in the Orange party over her political stand and cautioned the party against mistreating her.
“ ODM is worried over my stand and there is anxiety. I have received many calls from them wondering whether I am leaving the party. If you don’t take care of me well...” the MP added.
She was speaking when commissioning Rhonda Maternity Hospital in Nakuru, a project under the Housing Ministry’s slum-upgrading programme.
The MP has reportedly been positioning herself as a possible running mate to Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Her sentiment comes barely a week after Nominated MP Rachael Shebesh was reported to be planning to ditch ODM for TNA.
Shebesh has, however, insisted she had not defected, but was shopping for a party and would declare her stand at the right time.