Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has nominated County Executive Member (CEC) James Kinyua Mutugi as her running mate in the August 9 election.
Kinyua Mutugi, a former Wamumu County MP who ruled between 2013 and 2017.
If Governor Waiguru, who is defending her seat on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, wins the August election, Mutugi will replace current Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri.
Ndambiri was reportedly at odds with Waiguru following a 2020 attempt by members of the county assembly to sue him for misconduct.
However, the motion to impeach him was defeated by the Senate.