Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has picked businessman David Kinarire as his running mate ahead of the August 9 General Election.
Kinanire has been in the political scene for 10 years. He vied for the Mukurweini Parliamentary seat in 2013 and 2017.
The county chief said he selected Kinanire having learned lessons from his previous rushed decision to select a deputy governor.
He said he has engaged the UDA party and has confidence in his ability to work with him and the team.
Kahiga added they will achieve more and had reached out to various people who have previously worked with Kinanire to confirm that his character and demeanor are compatible with the position of Deputy Governor.