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Kakamega DG Kutima Decamps To Kenya Kwanza

Supports Malala’s Governor Bid

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  • DP Ruto also commended the Kakamega DG for supporting Malala’s bid for the Kakamega governor race under Kenya Kwanza.

Kakamega Deputy Governor Phillip Kutima has ditched the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition for the Kenya Kwanza camp ahead of the August polls.

Prof Kutima decamped to the Deputy President William Ruto-led political faction on Thursday.

The DP, flanked by Kakamega Senator and gubernatorial candidate Cleophas Malala, lauded Prof. Kutima for his move.

DP Ruto also commended the Kakamega DG for supporting Malala’s bid for the Kakamega governor race under Kenya Kwanza.

“Join us in welcoming Kakamega Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Kutima to Kenya Kwanza from Azimio Alliance. Your support for Senator Cleophas Malala’s gubernatorial bid is a huge boost. We are grateful,” wrote the DP.

Prof. Kutima was initially in the race to replace Governor Wycliffe Oparanya in the county’s top seat under DAP-K party, which one of the constituent parties forming the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party.

He had previously ditched the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party citing internal strife with the party’s deputy leader, Governor Oparanya, whom he accused of dishonesty and favouring another candidate.

The Raila Odinga-led ODM party has already settled on former KETRACO boss Fernandes Barasa as its flag bearer in the Kakamega governorship race.

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Citizen Digital
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Joseph Muia

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