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Governor Ragwa, 13 other Nithi leaders quit Jubilee as MP Lodepe joins Raila

Tharaka Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa at a past function. /FILE
Tharaka Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa at a past function. /FILE

Jubilee suffered a major blow after several leaders affiliated to the party separately defected to ODM and Narc Kenya on Friday.

Among those who shifted allegiance was Turkana Central MP John Lodepe who move to Raila Odinga's ODM party.

The MP, elected through Deputy President William Ruto's defunct URP party, was received by Raila at Lokichar, Turkana county.

Tharaka Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa, deputy governor and 12 MCAs also ditched Jubilee for former Gichugu MP Martha Karua's Narc Kenya.

Ragwa - elected through the defunct TNA; and the Nithi leaders were received by the party officials at the headquarters.

Lodepe is the only MP among the six in the county who is closely working with Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok.

He is said to be Nanok's preferred running mate in the August poll.

Also read: MP Lodepe to be Governor Nanok’s running mate

More on this: Turkana Central MP to stand for governor in 2022

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