Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has bowed out of the Nakuru gubernatorial race.
Jubilee Governor bows out of race
The governor had declared he will stand for re-election as an independent candidate.
Mbugua had earlier declared he will stand for re-election as an independent candidate after losing in the Jubilee Party nominations to former chairman of the National Transport and Safety Authority Lee Kinyanjui.
Kinyanjui, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Nakuru Town, garnering 216,385 votes while Mbugua got 150,137 in the primaries.
Mbugua has now said he has stepped down as an independent candidate and thrown his weight behind the Jubilee Party candidate Kinyanjui.
Governor Mbugua said he was not satisfied with the way his appeal was dealt with by the Jubilee tribunal prompting him to go independent.
Mbugua stepped down after meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto at State House Nakuru on Saturday morning.
The governor was accompanied by other Jubilee leaders in the county.
Mbugua is a former Administration Police Commandant .
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