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Blow to NASA as two Former Governors join Jubilee

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has been dealt a major blow after two former Governors affiliated to the Coalition announced that they will be joining Jubilee and bid for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in the upcoming repeat poll.

The former Kajiado governor David Nkedianye and former Taita Taveta governor John Mruttu have announced that they will be joining Jubilee.

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The former Taita Taveta Governor has accused NASA leader Raila Odinga of sidelining him even after he massively campaigning for him in the county.

Mr Mruttu lost to former Wundanyi MP Thomas Mwadeghu in ODM party primaries before vying for gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate.He unsuccessfully defended his seat on Augut 8th polls.

Former Taita Taveta governor John Mruttu

“The presidential campaign team has approached me concerning the issue and am in talks with the ruling party to join their team. I have widely consulted my followers and they have positively welcomed the move,” Mruttu told journalist at Mwatate on Saturday.

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Taveta MP Naomi Shabaan also confirmed Mruttu’s move while presiding over relief food distribution exercise in Maungu.

Former Kajiado governor David Nkedianye | PHOTO Courtesy

The immediate former Kajiado governor David Nkedianye is also headed to Jubilee after reaching a deal with Deputy President Ruto on Wednesday last week.

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A confidant of Governor Joseph ole Lenku confirmed on Saturday that talks are on course for Ruto to visit Nkedianye’s home on Tuesday, this week.

These defections come after former Mombasa senator Omar Hassan defected to Jubilee and was officially unveiled by President Kenyatta on Sunday during his coast campaigns.

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