Waiguru Blames Bodyguard After Viral Confrontation

Waiguru admitted that the bodyguard was on the wrong over the issue.

Waiguru Blames Bodyguard After Viral Confrontation

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru reprimanded her bodyguard on Friday, June 11 after he was filmed retaliating against an angry resident.

Waiguru admitted that the bodyguard was on the wrong over the issue. The video saw the woman being pushed away by the security officer as she attempted to table her issues to the Governor.

The irked woman was identified as Damaris Munene and she could be filmed daring the bodyguards to fight her.

"My attention is drawn to a video circulating on social media regarding a certain Damaris Munene interaction with my security. It’s unfortunate the guard was short tempered and allowed himself to get provoked.

The angry woman restrained by the bodyguards as she tried to confront Anne Waiguru on June 10, 2021. /COURTESY 

"The bodyguard has been warned," Waiguru affirmed. 

The Jubilee Governor added that Damaris did not ask about resources as reported but she was part of a group of youth who needed support. She pledged to help them set up a fish pond to earn an income. 

"We know nothing about fish farming and chicken farming and others have learnt about it", Damaris decried. 

Governor Waiguru informed the community that the fish only need water and food. She added that the water would not need to be changed regularly and that her team would provide further training on fish farming. 

Damaris expressed the group of youth accompanying her included men from Kagio area.

At the event in question, Waiguru had to enter her vehicle and await the bodyguards who had managed to quell the seemingly rowdy crowd before she could address them. The issues the residents presented to Waiguru included unfair distribution of resources at Kangai Secondary School and funds disbursed to wards within the county.

Waiguru then stepped out of the car and approached the crowd which had gathered in order to address various issues. She then proceeded to Mwea Consitituency to agree on a deal that would see farmers provide artifical insemination services.

A section of Kenyans had voiced their views on the incident, pointing blame to Damaris for the confrontation.

The Governor affirmed that the work done in Kirinyaga had not gone un-noticed.  Waiguru has been nonetheless  moving progressively, launching projects for farmers in Kirinyaga County.

The projects include a coffee machine and avocado seedlings to increase the profits that the farmers earn. Fish farming is expected to be a new source of income for residents of Mwea Constituency.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru. /FILE