• "We associate with the leadership that Kivutha Kibwana, he has manifested in agreeing to work with us in furthering our country’s development agenda," Ruto said.

• Kibwana had served Machakos residents for two terms as the governor and launched his senatorial bid to replace Mutula Kilonzo.

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Kivutha Kibwana joins DP Ruto's legal team legal team
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On Tuesday, Former Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana joined the Kenya Kwanza team.

In a statement, President-elect William Ruto welcomed him to the Kenya Kwanza team, saying he will join the legal team in the ongoing presidential election petition.

"We associate with the leadership that Kivutha Kibwana, he has manifested in agreeing to work with us in furthering our country’s development agenda," Ruto said.

The former governor was accompanied by other leaders.

Kibwana had served Makueni residents for two terms as the governor and launched his senatorial bid to replace Mutula Kilonzo.

He flopped the senatorial seat and lost to Wiper party Dan Maanzo.

The outgoing governor was vying on the Muungano Party ticket.

His move to join Ruto comes days after a number of elected leaders and influential groups decamped to Ruto's camp after he was declared the winner of the August 9 presidential election.

Ruto gained a majority of independent MPs elect including Joshua Mbithi (Masinga), Njoroge Elijah (Gatundu North), Caroline Ngelechei (Elgeyo Markwet) and Rahim Dawood (Imenti North).

Others included, Timothy Kipchumba (Markwet West), Ntutu Kitilai (Narok South), and Monica Muthoni (Lamu Woman Rep).

He also recently bagged independent Meru governor-elect Kawira Mwangaza.

Kenya Kwanza and Azimio are both fighting to have the majority of parliamentary representatives on their side.

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