We’re ready for by-elec­tion — Kwale lo­cals

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Kwale res­i­dents have said they are ready for a by-elec­tion should Gover­nor Salim Mvurya, who was ex­pelled by ODM, lose his po­si­tion. They have warned ODM to be ready for a rude shock, as they will re­elect Mvurya. The more than 300 res­i­dents ad­dressed jour­nal­ists at the Cul­ture Cen­tre in Kwale town on Wed­nes­day. Sheikh Kas­sim Zani, who led the del­e­ga­tion, said they are be­hind the em­bat­tled gover­nor. Res­i­dent Binti Raso said, “We’re ready for a by-elec­tion be­cause the votes be­long to us, not ODM. ODM should know it doesn’t have Kwale sup­port any­more.” De­spite their po­si­tion, the Con­sti­tu­tion pro­vides that the deputy gover­nor takes over for the re­main­der of the term if a gover­nor va­cates of­fice. There­fore, there will be no by-elec­tion in Kwale, as ODM did not ex­pel Deputy Gover­nor Fa­tuma Achani.

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