Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti when he announced his defection from Jubilee to Maendeleo Chap Chap

As the race towards the general election intensifies Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti yesterday announced his defection from the Jubilee Party to Maendeleo Chap Chap party in his quest for the Embu gubernatorial seat citing perceived favouritism in the Jubilee Party.Speaking after meeting his followers from across the county, Kivuti said the failure by Jubilee Party to absorb leaders appointed by him and the various aspirants had cast doubt in the party’s intention to hold free and fair nominations.

Flanked by Deputy Governor Dorothy Nditi, Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua, former Manyatta MP Emilio Kathuri and over 10 MCAs and various leaders said they would formally defect come Monday.

Addressing his supporters at his Kanyuambora market, Mbeere North, Kivuti however said he would continue supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection bid.

a host of Embu leaders had asked president Uhuru to revoke the appointment of Embu Speaker Kariuki Mate as the director at Jubilee headquarters.