Kwale governor Salim Mvurya has ditched the party he used to secure his current position during the 2013 general elections, ODM, to Jubilee party.
Mvurya has been a long-time ODM member in the County and he severaly campaigned for the party and its leader, Raila Odinga.
He announced his joining to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s Jubilee party on Saturday, after Uhuru and Ruto toured the County on the same day.
The President was in the County to officially open phase two of Mkanda Dam Water Project at Kikoneni.
The project aims to supply water to residents of Msambweni, Matuga and Lungalunga and is being implemented by county government of Kwale and the national government in three phases.
According to the former chairman of the Council of Governors, Jubilee has brought developments in the County and he would rather work with the party, than oppose it.
He noted that his ambition is to see the people of Kwale enjoy the fruits of devolution and that the opposition (which ODM is part of it), has failed to show Kenyans the way.
“I have decided to work with Jubilee because it has shown that it is ready to provide the people of Kwale with everything they need. The development projects done here is a clear indication that president Uhuru minds us,” said Mvurya.
He further indicated that he will initiate campaigns in support of president Uhuru and the entire Jubilee party across Kwale ahead of the 2017 general elections.
Mvurya said he will defend his current position in the upcoming elections through Jubilee party, which will be officially launched on September 10, 2016 following the Jubilee Coalition affiliate parties merger.