Justina Wamae ready to work with Kenya Kwanza

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 23 Aug, 2022 16:56 | 2 mins read
Roots Party deputy presidential candidate Justina Wamae
Roots Party presidential running mate Justina Wamae. PHOTO/Courtesy

Roots party presidential Running mate Justina Wamae is not coy about her political ambitions despite the party's presidential candidate George Wajackoyah's defeat in August polls.

Justina has revealed her interest in serving as a minister in the Kenya Kwanza'a administration should the Supreme Court's verdict favour them and uphold their win.

Speaking on a local radio station on Tuesday, August 23, she said President-elect William Ruto's manifesto resonates with 'Wanjiku' who make up the majority of voters and aligns with her calling - service to Kenyans of all kinds.

"If you look at the ages of all presidential candidates, Ruto resonates with the younger generation. In terms of manifestos, ours (Roots Party's) was similar to theirs. In the case of empowering the agricultural sector, Kenya Kwanza's manifesto was about the economic empowerment of the mwananchi. So, Kenyans appreciate a competent and brilliant mind hence I would serve diligently," she stated. 


"My calling is to serve the interests of Kenyans. You cannot implement these ideas when in lower positions hence you need to be in higher positions. In 2018, I applied for the Principal Secretary position but didn't get it. Hence, if the position comes up, I would certainly take it."

Roots Party presidential candidate Prof. George Wajackoyah with his running mate Justina Wambui Wamae. 
Roots Party presidential candidate Prof. George Wajackoyah with his running mate Justina Wambui Wamae.

Justina Wamae on leaving Roots party

Further, Wamae dismissed claims of leaving the Roots party following their public spat with Wajackoyah.

"There's no need for an argument because you have differences of opinions. For now, since you are the head of the party and the one to choose, then it's his mandate. For instance, in my opinion, Jubilee's Polycarp Igathe's resignation as Nairobi deputy governor came back to haunt him as many argued that he ought to have led Nairobi county at the time. So, if I'm kicked out, it's okay but as it stands, I'm staying," she noted. 

At the same time, she refuted claims that Wajackoyah supported her financially during the campaign period as alleged yesterday.

"If he would have given me a house, I would have donated it since I saw no need of moving in. My husband supported me throughout the electioneering period financially," Justina Wamae highlighted. 

This follows a notice served to her by the Party summoning her for disciplinary action on Friday, August 29.