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Kilifi : Another blow to Governor Amason Kingi after his personal friend Ms. Caroline Kalume defeated by an assembly clerk Stanley Kenga in Deputy speaker post.

Kilifi county assembly. PHOTO | FILE
Kilifi county assembly. PHOTO | FILE

Kilifi county MCAs have rejected the proposed deputy speaker by the Governor Amason Kingi. The governor wanted Caroline Kalume a former employee in the office of the governor to take the post.

Kilifi county assembly clerk Alfred Mkare was proposed by the county assembly MCAs as the one proposed for the seat. 

The seat was held by the newly elected Ganze M.P Teddy Mwambire. Yesterday the elections for the seat were held at the Kilifi county assembly where Stanley Kenga(ODM) won the second round after garnering 34 votes against Ms. Caroline Kalume who came second with 20 Votes.

That comes after an earlier battle that forced them a re-run where Stanley Kenga and Caroline Kalume garnered 35 and 19 respectively.

The MCAs allied to Kenga were seen laughing and celebrating after a first major blow to the Governor Amason Kingi.

Adamson Mwathethe (Shella ward) was voted the majority leader and Valentine Matsaki of Kadu Asili as the minority leader. A new member of the assembly was introduced to represent the people with disabilities.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga backed the election of Jimmy Kahindi as the speaker and Stanley Kenya the deputy speaker which was contrary to the Kilifi governor Amason Kingi's choice.

Victorine Otieno of ODM became the 19th Nominated MCA which raised questions among the elected MCAs for having many Nominated MCAs than the required number. The MCAs also protested following the nomination of Non- Locals in the county assembly. Four slots were from non-locals and specifically from Luo- Nyanza, the home of ODM.


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