In Summary
  • If he decides to run as an independent, Governor Mbugua will face at least five opponents.
  • On Wednesday evening, his communication team had called for a press conference which was later cancelled.
  • It now remains to be seen which political move the governor will make.

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the political future of Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua who was defeated in the Jubilee Party primaries by Mr Lee Kinyanjui.

On Wednesday evening, Governor Mbugua called and cancelled a press conference, fuelling speculations that he may have joined politicians who will defend their seats as independent candidates.

The governor is yet to officially announce whether he will be on the ballot come August 8 after he lost in the Jubilee primaries.

Mr Mbugua got 150,137 votes while Mr Kinyanjui polled 216,385 votes in the primaries to beat the governor.

Since the defeat, Governor Mbugua has kept a low profile, telling journalists that he had taken some time to consult before he announces his next move.


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