Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru joins the governor race

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Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru displays his certificate at St Michael's Girls Secondary School in Kerugoya, August 10, 2017. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru has declared his interest in the governorship in next year's General Election.

Kibiru made the announcement two weeks after he was endorsed for the county's top seat by a group of elders and some businesspeople.

"After soul-searching and consultations, I have decided to give it a try," said the senator. 

Others who have declared interest in the seat held by Anne Waiguru are Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua, area Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici and former governor Joseph Ndathi.

The elders also endorsed Kibiru as the coordinator of national government projects in the county after Waiguru's defection to Deputy President's United Democratic Alliance party.

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