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Independent Meru governor candidate Kinoti Gatobu has withdrawn from the race in favour of Senator Kiraitu Murungi.
Gatobu, a 31-year-old Buuri MP, was elected the youngest MP in the 11th Parliament.
His move is good for both Kiraitu and incumbent county boss Peter Munya, who is defending his seat under PNU party.
Others in the race include former assistant minister Kilemi Mwiria and Kiumbi Amaru, but the contest is likely to be a two-horse race.
The politician stepped down after President Uhuru Kenyatta promised him a state position during his tour of the county on Thursday.
“We have agreed that he steps down then we will find a job for him in government. He can then get more experience and when Kiraitu and I retire, he and Ruto can continue with the work,” the President said.