Rabai factor crops up in Kilifi governor race

Rabai factor crops up in Kilifi governor race

Kilifi deputy governor Gideon Saburi has declared his interest in succeeding his boss Governor Amason Jeffa Kingi in next year’s general elections. Saburi who served as a county executive committee member during Kingi’s first term, was selected as Kingi’s running mate in 2017 after the governor fell out with his...

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Confusion in Kilifi politics as 2022 election bell tolls

Confusion in Kilifi politics as 2022 election bell tolls

William Ruto has told outspoken Kilifi North MP Owen Baya to drop his 2022 governor ambitions and instead support Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa for the Kilifi county governor seat. As a consolation, Owen will reportedly become secretary general of the newly unveiled United Democratic Alliance believed to be the vehicle...

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Shaky succession Coast politics

Shaky succession Coast politics

With about 15 months to the 2022 general elections, Coast region finds itself at crossroads over Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession. On one hand, William Ruto has made significant inroads in a region that in the past three general elections – 2007, 2013 and 2017 – largely voted for ODM leader Raila...

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Joho finally ditches ODM for Coastal party

Joho finally ditches ODM for Coastal party

By Daniel Matsanza Mombasa Governor has ditched ODM party for a Coastal political party to be unveiled soon. The revelation came a few hours after the Governor dismissed Deputy President William Ruto’s three day visit to the region where he had made futile attempts to front for Coast voters to...

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Unfolding events in Coast politics as Uhuru succession race takes shape

Unfolding events in Coast politics as Uhuru succession race takes shape

Coast MPs allied to William Ruto have suffered a major political setback after Kadu Asili, the party they had reportedly identified and wanted to use to fight ODM dominance in the region was abruptly taken away last week. It emerged Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who was the face of the...

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Rift widens in Jubilee, ODM Mombasa team

Rift widens in Jubilee, ODM Mombasa team

In spite of the existence of a handshake between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, Jubilee and ODM supporters in the port city of Mombasa have not closed ranks and the intense cold war is evident even as both camps prepare for campaigns building bridges initiative referendum. In the last general...

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Governor Kingi declares war on Mung’aro

Governor Kingi declares war on Mung’aro

Kilifi governor Amason Kingi is crafting his own succession strategy outside that of Orange Democratic Movement party in which Lands chief administrative secretary Gideon Mung’aro has been tipped to succeed him. Sources in Kingi political camp has revealed that the governor was privately complaining that ODM leader Raila Odinga and...

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Ambassador enters hot Kilifi governor race

Ambassador enters hot Kilifi governor race

Kenyan High Commissioner to Tanzania Dan Kazungu is the latest entrant in the hot Kilifi governor race to succeed Amason Kingi in the next general election. Kazungu is a former Malindi MP and also served as cabinet secretary for Mining before his appointment to Dar es Salaam as High Commissioner....

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Realignments in Kilifi governor succession race

Realignments in Kilifi governor succession race

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and his Kilifi North counterpart Owen Baya have teamed up to fight a common political enemy in the name of Gideon Mung’aro. Mung’aro, the chief administrative secretary in the ministry of Lands is seen as ODM party favourite to succeed Governor Amason Kingi in 2022 general...

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Guv Kingi falls out with his county secretary

Guv Kingi falls out with his county secretary

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has fallen out with his county secretary, Arnold Mkare, but instead of showing him the door, the governor decided to sideline him in county operations with the hope that he will feel frustrated and resign. Sources claim that the governor is unhappy with the manner in...

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Daggers drawn over Sh50m Malindi dispensary project

Daggers drawn over Sh50m Malindi dispensary project

The completion of a Sh50 million National Housing Finance Corporation-funded dispensary project in Malindi town hangs in balance as a result of wrangles between the Kilifi county government and national government officials. The situation has seen, county government vow to continue with the project located within St Andrews Primary School...

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Inside hot Kaloleni constituency politics

Inside hot Kaloleni constituency politics

Kaloleni constituency in Kilifi county has been rocked by the 2022 general election fever with aspirants already plotting how to dethrone Paul Katana of ODM. Katana who has a working relationship with William Ruto is among Coast MPs targeted by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho. The flamboyant governor who is eager...

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