Kilifi deputy governor Kenneth Kamto has led four members of ODM in Kilifi county to defect to Jubilee party ahead of the August 8 poll.
Kamto who has been serving as the ODM Kilifi branch chairman was officially received to the Jubilee party by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya at Dr Kraph grounds in Rabai on Saturday.
He was also unveiled as the running mate to Jubilee’s Coast point man Gideon Mung’aro who is contesting the Kilifi gubernatorial seat on a Jubilee ticket.
Mvurya received Kamto and other defectors from ODM on behalf of deputy president William Ruto who was to preside over the event.
Other ODM lieutenants who defected include long time ODM national executive council member Grace Mboja, Rabai/Kisurutini MCA Kenga Mupe, Dan Chome who lost ODM nomination in the Malindi by-election and Kilifi senatorial aspirant Ken Nyale who is believed to be the right candidate to unseat senator Stewart Madzayo.