Governor Kinuthia Mbugua with his running mate, Dr Peter Ketyenya. [Photo/nation.co.ke]
Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has said he will defend his seat as an independent candidate come August 8.
Mbugua broke his silence on his next political move after losing in the Jubilee Party primaries, the results of which he attempted to appeal.
He on Friday unveiled Dr Peter Ketyenya as his running mate, meaning he has dropped his current deputy, Joseph Ruto.
Dr Ketyenya recently failed to clinch the Jubilee Party ticket for the Kuresoi South Constituency seat.
Sources say the current deputy governor refused to join Governor Mbugua in his decision to run as an independent, opting instead to remain in Jubilee.
Speaking in Nakuru, Mbugua has said that he was not satisfied with the way the Jubilee tribunal handled his appeal against Mr Kinyanjui’s win.
However, the governor has insisted that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid.