Kariuki announced her resignation at the Ministry’s offices on Wednesday, stating that she will be focusing on the Nyandarua gubernatorial election.
“I will be leaving Maji House to run for the Nyandarua Gubernatorial seat, and I feel my thirty years of transforming experience will benefit the people of Nyandarua,” she stated.
The Water CS will use the Jubilee party to try to topple current governor Francis Kimemia.
“I will still be consulting as we head to the polls but what I can confirm is that I will be seeking the seat under the wings of President Uhuru Kenyatta in Jubilee party,” noted the Water CS.
Kariuki pegged her gubernatorial ambitions to her service delivery in the Jubilee Administration in the health and water dockets.
“Am grateful for President Uhuru Kenyatta for giving me the opportunity to serve in different dockets. As I leave Maji house I do so with my head held high having contributed to Development milestones in Jubilee Administration,” stated Kariuki.
Water docket has been left without substantive leadership with the resignation of Kariuki and her principal Secretary Joseph Irungu.