- Mr Mbugua was to contest as an independent gubernatorial candidate in the August 8, 2017 elections.
- He however stepped down for Mr Kinyanjui following the President’s intervention.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for offering his predecessor Kinuthia Mbugua a State job.
In a congratulatory message posted on his Facebook account, Mr Kinyanjui thanked the President for appointing the former governor to the position of Statehouse Comptroller in his new government lineup.
“On behalf of the people of Nakuru County, I wish to take this opportunity to thank The President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta for appointing former Governor of Nakuru County, H.E. Kinuthia Mbugua as Statehouse Comptroller.
This is a substantial appointment that will be greatly appreciated by the people of Nakuru, where he served for the last five years,” read part of the message.
Mr Mbugua was to contest as an independent gubernatorial candidate in the August 8, 2017 elections after he lost to Mr Kinyanjui in the Jubilee nominations.