Lee kinyanjui to have it easy in Nakuru gubernatorial race as main challenger Kinuthia Mbugua withdraws

Lee kinyanjui to have it easy in Nakuru gubernatorial race as main challenger Kinuthia Mbugua withdraws

Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua-FILE

BY KORIR JUMA,CORRESPONDENT,3RD JUNE,2017-Incumbent Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua,  has opted out of re-election race  and instead announced that he will back the  candidature of his main challenger Lee Kinyanjui in the August 8 Elections.

The  announced was made by  President Uhuru Kenyatta at a leaders’ meeting  in  State House Nakuru  in the presence of Mbugua .

Mbugua decided to seek  re-election as an independent candidate after losing the Jubilee Party primaries to Lee Kinyanjui.

He had chosen Peter Rutto an MP aspirant, who lost the Jubilee nominations for Kuresoi South, as his running mate.

Former National Transport and Safety Authority Chairman Lee Kinyanjui trounced Kinuthia Mbugua in the Nakuru Jubilee gubernatorial race with more than 66,000 votes.

Kinyanjui garnered 216,581 votes against Kinuthia’s 150,137 in what is seen by many as a protest vote against the latter’s administration.

President Uhuru Kenyatta  and the Jubilee party campaign trail are in Nakuru county  having begun his tour on Friday in the neighboring counties of Lakipia, and Nyandarua  where he is seking support  for his re-election in the August election.

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