Deputy President William Ruto has responded to Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru over her stance that Mt Kenya is ready to support another candidate.

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In a tweet on Thursday, Ruto said that Kenyans supported President Uhuru Kenyatta to succeed retired President  Mwai Kibaki not because he was a Kikuyu but for his track record. 

“We supported and voted for Uhuru to succeed Kibaki not b'cos of ethnicity but COMPETENCE. He is NOT leader of any ethnic community but that ofJUBILEE, the largest political party with Mca's, MPs and Gov's in 41 of 47 counties and President of Kenya. Muwache kasumba ya ukabila pls (sic),” he tweeted.

Waiguru had hinted at backing ODM Leader Raila Odinga for the top seat. In a past interview, she said that the region is ready to work with development-oriented leaders and Raila is one of them. 

She maintained that 2022 politics is about track record and not the community she hails from. She also stated that Uhuru remains Mt Kenya's political supremo adding that he will give them direction in 2022.