- Mr Mbugua said he was not satisfied with the way his appeal was dealt with by the Jubilee tribunal.
- Mr Kinyanjui won the Jubilee ticket after polling 216,385 votes while Mr Mbugua garnered 150,137 votes.
- He thanked the residents of Nakuru who voted for him during the primaries.
The battle for the Nakuru governor’s seat in the August 8 elections is now set to be a heated race after the incumbent Kinuthia Mbugua officially announced he will defend the seat as an independent candidate.
After keeping the residents and his supporters guessing, Mr Kinuthia has Friday announced that he will fight it out with the Jubilee nominee, Mr Lee Kinyanjui.
Following Mr Mbugua’s latest announcement, Mr Kinyanjui responded by accusing the governor of making Nakuru a “laughing stock” due to his poor leadership.
“No matter which party Governor Mbugua joins, his fate is decided as the ordinary citizens are tired of a corrupt system that has made the residents poorer in the era of devolution,” said Mr Kinyanjui.
Addressing journalists at Top Cliff Hotel in Nakuru Town, Governor Mbugua said he was not satisfied with the way his appeal was dealt with by the Jubilee tribunal prompting him to go independent.
“This is also a means of exhausting my appeal process after it was rejected by the tribunal,” he added.
He said as an independent candidate he will be stronger and useful to the Jubilee Party in the coming elections.
Mr Mbugua exuded confidence that he will avenge the humiliating defeat he suffered at the hands of the Jubilee flag bearer.
Mr Kinyanjui won the Jubilee ticket after polling 216,385 votes while Mr Mbugua garnered 150,137 votes.
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