JP Coast team dis­cred­its Joho, Kingi ef­forts

They say the two mis­place pri­or­i­ties, can­not lead and should be voted out

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

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s Coast team to spear­head the Ju­bilee Party cam­paigns on Satur­day took the bat­tle to his ri­vals’ doorstep.

They were in Mt­wapa, Kil­ifi county. They ac­cused gov­er­nors Ama­son Kingi (Kil­ifi) and Has­san Joho (Mom­basa) of sti­fling devel­op­ment and hav­ing ques­tion­able aca­demic pa­pers.

They said the two had mis­placed pri­or­i­ties, can­not lead and should be voted out.

Kil­ifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro and banker Suleiman Shah­bal dis­cred­ited the two gov­er­nors, say­ing they failed to meet the res­i­dents’ ex­pec­ta­tions. “We shall be do­ing an in­jus­tice to our­selves and the he­roes of this coun­try, if we re­elect them,” Shah­bal said.

Team leader Munga’aro said more than Sh51 mil­lion had been stolen from Kil­ifi county by rel­a­tives of se­nior politi­cians and of­fi­cials. He said the to­tal amount could hit more than Sh200 mil­lion. The Kil­ifi North MP said such peo­ple should not be en­trusted with county lead­er­ship.

Shah­bal, who lost to Joho in 2013, said Mom­basa had been turned into a partying county. He dis­cred­ited Joho’s ef­forts to set up cabro roads, say­ing devel­op­ment is not mea­sured by the num­ber of cabros placed but by the jobs cre­ated. Mung’aro said dur­ing the grand coali­tion gov­ern­ment the cur­rent op­po­si­tion headed the min­istries of Lands, Wa­ter, Ir­ri­ga­tion, and In­fra­struc­ture.

/JOHN CHESOLI

Kil­ifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro and Ju­bilee politi­cian Mo­hamed Tenge (R) with party sup­port­ers dur­ing the launch of Coast Ju­bilee Move­ment at Uwanja Wa Mbuzi in Mt­wapa,Kil­ifi, on satur­day

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