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Nakuru governor accused of 'buying off' opponent's running mate

Mr Mututho also accuses Mr Mbugua of using millions of shillings to buy out his top campaigners and supporters, but remains optimistic that he would still cruise to victory in the Jubilee Party nominations.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comMonday, 13 Mar 2017 12:19 EAT

Maureen Chebet, former running mate to Mr Mututho.

Nakuru County gubernatorial aspirant John Mututho has accused one of his competitors of 'buying off' his former running mate at a fee of Sh3 million, a car plus a house. Mr Mututho, who is among the top contenders for the county top seat, accused incumbent Kinuthia Mbugua of buying off 26-year old Maureen Chebet, a high school teacher who was sent packing by the former NACADA chairman over what was termed as a breach of loyalty.

Days after she was dropped by the Mutuho camp, Ms Chebet announced her decamping to 'Team Kinuthia Mbugua' after receiving what Mr Mututho alleges to be "a nice package including a house and a car". The Mututho camp earlier suspected Ms Chebet of leaking secrets from the camp to opponents and after questions emerged over her academic qualifications.

Mr Mututho also accuses Mr Mbugua of using millions of shillings to buy out his top campaigners and supporters, but remains optimistic that he would still cruise to victory in the Jubilee Party nominations. The former Naivasha MP is battling Mr Mbugua and former NTSA boss Lee Kinyanjui for the nominations.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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