Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi photo


Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi hints on rescuing the Coast region out of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to a new local outfit by June 2021.

The move comes after some leaders declared the Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho as regional Kingpin.

Governor Kingi said the region must establish a party to advance its interests at the national level as other regions do.

Governor Joho who doubles as the ODM deputy party leader insists that the interests are catered in ODM.

 He added that those who want a local party want to divide the region.

Kingi and Joho, who are both serving their second and last terms as governors, have declared that they will vie for the presidency in 2022.

“The people in the region are exhausted from being treated like second class citizens during every poll. We demand to be recognised as we have more than 1.7 million registered voters,” he said.

“I thank Coast leaders for not attending the United Democratic Alliance launch. Coast will not be used to fill the baskets of others,” he said during the burial of ex-Kaloleni MP Gunga Mwinga.

Leaders who attended the burial were categorical that the Coast required a political vehicle to unite the people ahead of the polls.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Owen Baya (Kilifi North) also drummed up support for the idea.

On Saturday, Kingi urged elected leaders in the region toward divisive politics.

 “Politics of sycophancy have ruined the region’s political future because elected leaders have not been honest with each other,” he said.

“We should preach unity and accommodate each other. People should not attack each other to serve their political masters,” said Kingi.

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