By Kamadi Amata
Outgoing Makueni County Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has joined President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza political camp.
Ruto announced on Tuesday that Professor Kibwana would be part of the Kenya Kwanza legal team in the ongoing presidential election petition filed by the Azimio coalition.
In a statement, President-elect William Ruto welcomed him to the Kenya Kwanza team, saying he will join the legal team in the ongoing presidential election petition.
“We associate with the leadership that Kivutha Kibwana, he has manifested in agreeing to work with us in furthering our country’s development agenda,” Ruto said.
Prof. Kibwana, who was accompanied by other leaders, was welcomed to Kenya Kwanza at Ruto’s official Karen residence.
The move by Kibwana to join the Kenya Kwanza team comes as a surprise as he was a key player in the Raila Odinga-led Azimio La Umoja coalition
In the just-concluded August 9th elections, Kibwana lost in the Makueni Senatorial race after being trounced by Dan Maanzo.
Meanwhile People’s Trust Party leader John Katuku has criticised former Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana for leaving the Azimio coalition for Kenya Kwanza.
Katuku termed Kibwana’s move on Tuesday uncalled for and unfortunate.