Kalonzo heads to Mom­basa on Oc­to­ber 1, 2

MP de­nies re­ports Cord will hold a joint nom­i­na­tion for Mom­basa gover­nor race

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - ERNEST COR­NEL @OduorErnest

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka will camp in Mom­basa on Oc­to­ber 1 and 2 to pop­u­larise his bid for the Cord pres­i­den­tial ticket. He will meet Wiper del­e­gates from the re­gion on Satur­day and hold a mega rally in the Tononoka Grounds on Sun­day.

An­nounc­ing his itin­er­ary, Wiper trea­surer Hezron Awiti said the party will field its own can­di­dates in all elec­tive po­si­tions ex­cept the pres­i­dency. The Nyali MP de­nied re­ports that Cord will hold a joint nom­i­na­tion for the Mom­basa gover­nor race. “In Mom­basa, all par­ties in Cord will front their re­spec­tive can­di­dates. There will be no spe­cial treat­ment for any can­di­date,” Awiti said.

“The po­si­tions of gover­nor, se­na­tor, MPs, woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive and MCAs are open for all mem­bers and I want to as­sure you there will be no hand­pick­ing of can­di­dates be­cause we are demo­cratic.”

He said the Mom­basa tour will mark the begin­ning of Wiper’s na­tion­wide cam­paigns. ODM has al­ready started its coun­try­wide cam­paigns. Awiti spoke on Satur­day when he opened the sec­ond Wiper of­fice in Likoni.

He crit­i­cised the county ad­min­is­tra­tion for in­creas­ing levies on tourism. “This forces ho­tels to in­crease their fees, mak­ing them very ex­pen­sive,” the leg­is­la­tor said.

/ JOHN CHESOLI

Peter­son Mi­tau, Nyali MP Hezron Awiti and Wiper ac­tivist Si­mon Adalla at the open­ing of a party of­fice in Likoni, Mom­basa on Satur­day

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