Kivutha Kibwana quits elective politics after 15 years of service.
Former Makueni county governor, Kivutha Kibwana quits elective politics after 15 years of service.
Through a statement he released on saturday, Kivutha said that it was time for him to get out of the door of elective politics.
He expressed his gratitude to everyone who has supported him throughout the journey.
He said,”Today I announced that I have quit elective politics after serving the people of Makueni Constituency (2002-2007) and Makueni County (2013-2022), and 30 years of public service. Thanks be to God, my former students, co-workers, and those I served.”
Kivutha has served as a member of parliament and a two time governor in Makueni county.
In 2022, post- election, Kibwana defected to Kenya Kwanza to be part of President William Ruto’s legal team during the presidential election petition.
President Ruto said,” 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 then.
This is after he lost his senatorial bid to Dan Maanzo.
Netizens have come out to commend him for the good work he did while in service.
One netizen commented,”Thank you for your contributions since Kibaki Era, Flying over Kenya skies for years I must say this is an extreme transformation. I took this picture 2 weeks ago just abeam Wote. Non of my friends believed Kenya rural is this electrified.”
A tweep wrote,”Professor when Kenyan history is re written, your name will be engraved in gold. Your works and accomplishments speak for you. You stand tallest among the tall and we pray you mentor others to follow your footsteps. Do not be distracted remain calm as always.”
Another tweep added,”Thanks for your leadership in Makueni County. 100 years from now Men and Women of Makueni will thank God that you were their Mp and Governor.Mbisū Ngūū ndyaa Mūvalavalo,we will still continue drinking from your well of knowledge.Ngai Mūmbi,Ngai Mūlungu na Mwatūangi akuathime.”