By Allan Tawai
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has criticized reports from media that she has abandoned Raila Odinga for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking to journalists in Kitui Town on Tuesday after attending the burial of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze, the NARC governor stated that her statement that she will work with Uhuru Kenyatta’s government does not mean that she has left Raila.
Ngilu was quoted on Monday pledging to work with Uhuru Kenyatta’s government. Ngilu in a clip that has gone viral said that her agenda for development is similar to Jubilee’s government.
Ms. Ngilu, who dumped President Uhuru Kenyatta after she was sacked as Lands Cabinet Secretary in 2015 said that she cannot be compromised to work with Jubilee again.
The Governor said that the only relationship she will have with Jubilee is on development projects. She stated that as a county governor she will seek the national government support for projects and nothing else.
“I have not abandoned Raila or NASA as it has been reported in some sections of the media,” she said on Tuesday.
The Kitui County boss said that she was betrayed by Uhuru’s administration during her short tenure as Lands CS.
She further said that she believes in Raila’s push for electoral reforms stating and she will support the NASA agenda.
The governor in the clip said that she will reach out to President Kenyatta for support. Ngilu was sacked as Lands CS in 2015 by Uhuru’s government after she was linked to graft scandals.
The NARC party leader was however acquitted of the graft allegations before clinching the governor seat in the August 8 polls.
Ngilu has been pushing NASA’s agenda in the Ukambani region alongside her Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana