Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui to defend his seat on Jubilee ticket
Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui has defected from his Ubuntu Party to the ruling Jubilee Party.
Kinyanjui will now be seeking to recapture his seat on Jubilee party ticket following talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, a new bid to consolidate the Azimio la Umoja campaigns in the region.
In a statement on his official Facebook account, Kinyanjui upheld that he had arrived at the decision to support President Uhuru's bid to see a united country.
"To consolidate the Azimio Coalition support base and lead the campaign team in the region, a decision has been arrived at that I defend my Governor seat on a Jubilee Party ticket," a section of his statement read.
Kinyanjui who will be battling it out with the current County Senator Susan Kihika who is on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket also revealed that the decision was made in full consultation with his party membership and management.
"This decision has been made in full consultation with top leadership and members of the Ubuntu Peoples Forum-UPF party," he noted.
Nevertheless, the Nakuru county boss revealed that the Ubuntu Peoples Forum (UPF) will field and support its candidates in other respective positions in line with its mandate.
At the same time, Kinyanjui unearthed an alleged plan by Kihika to sponsor candidates in various parties with a view to splitting his support base.
"We are deeply aware of attempts by the opponents to sponsor candidates in various parties with a view to splitting our support base. Consequently, we shall be unveiling the candidates under Azimio after the nominations and will strive to have only one candidate for each seat from MP to Governor," Kinyanjui said.