Political gears for Ann Waiguru switching up.

At the opening of the upgraded Wang’uru market last October, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru was joined in a dance by some ward reps — the video went viral on social media.

“Kirinyaga’s Got Talent!! DG, MCAs and I got to dust off our dancing skills with this talented youth group from Mwea,” the governor tweeted. The ward reps were Majority Leader Kamau Murango and Budget Committee chairman David Mathenge.

But in an interesting turn of events, the two assembly members were on Thursday part of the group that visited the Senate to hand in the resolution of the House to impeach the governor.

The standoff pitting Governor Waiguru against the assembly has in a few months grown into a full-blown political war, sucking in other leaders.

When she took office, Ms Waiguru enjoyed a brief lull before a storm blew up, with ward reps becoming a thorn in her flesh. When they were not accusing her of failing to account for development projects, they would be shooting down budgets or rejecting her appointees.

The impeachment threats against the governor, which materialised on Tuesday, started last year after she slashed a Sh70 million bursary fund to Sh20 million.

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