November 28, 2019

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Former Thika MP, a fierce supporter of Ruto makes calculated political comeback

Alice Ng'ang'a, the former MP for Thika town constituency

Alice Ng'ang'a, the former MP for Thika town constituency

Former Thika town member of Parliament Alice Wambui Ng’ang’a who also happens to be a longtime supporter of deputy president William Ruto has made a comeback after a long period of being politically tightlipped.

The MP has kept a low profile since he was silenced in the last general elections by Eng Patrick Wainaina after he garnered 58,286 against her’s 50,115 votes.

The once vocal MP and fierce defender of the Jubilee government has continued to remain silent even as the 2022 succession politics continue to take shape.

Little has been known about the whereabouts of Ng’ang’a who was once a strong critic of former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo. She actually fought for dethronement of Kabogo by traversing across the county to sell the manifesto of the now embattled governor Ferdinand Waititu.

Ng’ang’a is among top politicians who are projected to play a key role in the 2022 presidential succession politics.

On Sunday, the former law maker announced her return to politics in what seems to be a calculated move to position herself as the BBI debate hots up in the country.

“Am back and people should get used to seeing me in many occasions,” she said.

According to Daniel Mwangi, a Thika-based political analyst, the return of Ng’ang’a could be a calculated move to start strategizing for her 2022 political game.

He said that the former MP’s influence in Kiambu and national politics cannot be ruled out as she still enjoys a huge support base and will certainly have a voice in the 2022 political alignment.

“Alice cannot be ignored and her return is very calculated. She was used by Jubilee system to send Kabogo home and this time round, she could be eying to be at the centre of both local and national politics,” said Mwangi.