Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Maliti announced that he has decided to withdraw from the gubernatorial race under Kenya Kwanza.

Maliti expressed  he would instead support Wavinya Ndeti of the Wiper Party and one of the two candidates belonging to the Azimio Coalition.

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Kenya Kwanza coalition did not take it quite well, being in a new wave of desertion with just 13 days to the August 9 General Election.The decision came in two days after Francis Maliti running mate Rose Wambua dropped her bid and declared a public approval for former State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita.