Mututho’s gubernatorial bid in shambles as running mate decamps

Former NACADA boss John Mututho suffers setback as running mate decamps to the incumbent Kinuthia Mbugua's side. Photo/File

Former National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) chairman, John Mututho’s gubernatorial bid for Nakuru County has suffered a setback after his nominated running mate, Maureen Chebet, decamped to the incumbent, Governor Kinuthia Mbugua’s side.

Chebet pointed at the former NACADA’s boss negligence of Kuresoi Constituency and chest thumping that he can win the seat without Kuresoi votes in her decision.

On his part, Mututho, slammed Chebet as a ‘cheap politician’ alleging that she did not decamp but was bought for Ksh 3 million to Mbugua’s side.

“I have empowered her and now she claims she has Ksh 3 million from Kinuthia Mbugua. She has been bought just like any other Man U (Manchester United – an English Premier League side) player. So it’s not a question of decamping but she should be thanking me,” said Mututho.

Mututho laughed off Chebet’s move saying it is insignificant since she does not have political following in Kuresoi adding that she is originally from Sotik.

“Kuresoi has its people and she is not one of them so let her not talk about Kuresoi votes. She has no following apart from her WhatsApp group.”

Despite Chebet’s decamping, Mututho has maintained his team is focused on empowerment and social transformation insisting that only persons of integrity will make it in his team.

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