Msambweni by-election takes three-horse shape

Msambweni by-election takes three-horse shape

A three-horse race is shaping up in Kwale’s Msambweni by-election campaigns set for December 15. The race now has eight candidates after one of the aspirants threw in the towel last week. Sharlet Akinyi, an independent candidate withdrew from the race and has rallied behind ODM’s Omar Boga. She is,...

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Will migrants vote sway Msambweni by-election?

Will migrants vote sway Msambweni by-election?

Sharlet Akinyi’s move to rejoin ODM after defecting to Jubilee ahead of Msambweni seat by-election is unlikely to tilt the results. Political analysts aver that the migrants’ vote in the constituency will play a key role. If one candidate can bring on board Kamba and Kikuyu vote in his basket,...

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ODM finds going tough in Msambweni by-election

ODM finds going tough in Msambweni by-election

Kwale governor Salim Mvurya has reportedly unleashed county machinery against opponents in Msambweni by-election campaigns. Last week, Kwale senator Issa Boy led ODM officials in condemning the involvement of county employees in the campaigns. Boy complained bitterly at a press conference that the governor was using county resources and personnel...

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Big political stakes in Msambweni by election

Big political stakes in Msambweni by election

The race for Msambweni constituency by-election has become tricky for ODM, the dominant party in the region, even after receiving the backing of Jubilee Party’s wing allied to Uhuru Kenyatta after several other parties announced they would field candidates. The by-election is a litmus test for political heavyweights ahead of...

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Ruto, ODM war takes shape in Msambweni

Ruto, ODM war takes shape in Msambweni

A battle of titanic proportions is looming in Msambweni constituency by-election in Kwale county after Deputy President William Ruto declared he would back an independent candidate Feisal Abdalla in the race. This came after Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju announced the ruling party will not field a candidate in the...

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Msambweni by-election campaigns hot up

Msambweni by-election campaigns hot up

The by-election occasioned by the death of Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori in March will now be held on December 15 after a delay of nearly six months due to the corona pandemic. The election had initially been slated for June 21 before it was pushed forward. Several candidates have hit...

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Two PSs plot for Kwale governor seat

Two PSs plot for Kwale governor seat

Two principal secretaries are reported to be silently plotting for Kwale county governor’s seat ahead of the 2022 general election. Reports indicate that the principal secretary for Public Service and Gender Affairs Safina Kwekwe and her Research and Crops Development counterpart Hamadi Boga are working behind the scenes for a...

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DP Ruto ally deserted as auctioneers hit

DP Ruto ally deserted as auctioneers hit

A close ally of embattled William Ruto who is a Kwale MCA faces a litmus test after a local auctioneer went for his prime properties. Vanga MCA Yusuf Mubwana’s three plots of land in Kwale county were advertised to be auctioned. The market value of each parcel of land along...

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Kwale forest official at war with community

Kwale forest official at war with community

A Kenya Forest official in Msambweni sub-county, Kwale county is at war with residents who accuse him of colluding with charcoal dealers to destroy mangrove forests in the area. According to the residents led by Suleiman Abdalla who spoke to reporters at Ukunda, forester Maghanga had allegedly formed cartels within...

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Mwakwere vs Mvurya fight shapes up  in Msambweni by-election

Mwakwere vs Mvurya fight shapes up in Msambweni by-election

The governor of Kwale Salim Mvurya and former cabinet minister Chirau Mwakwere are rehearsing for another vicious political fight in the impending Msambweni constituency by-election. The two regional political heavyweights faced off each other in the last general elections for the governor’s seat. And even though Mvurya was declared winner,...

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Mombasa Cement in fight with politicians for billions land

Mombasa Cement in fight with politicians for billions land

A land ownership dispute in Kilifi county pitting a cement manufacturer and some politicians has spilled over to the corridors of justice. Local politicians and some residents claim the cement firm used an illegal process to acquire the disputed prime parcels of land at Vipingo area and should therefore be...

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Mvurya, Kwale speaker poll showdown looms

Mvurya, Kwale speaker poll showdown looms

Kwale governor Salim Mvurya’s succession plans have become uncertain after county assembly speaker Sammy Ruwa declared his candidature for governorship in 2022. The speaker who is doing his second term hails from the same Duruma sub-tribe of Mijikenda with Mvurya, hence complicating the governor’s succession equation. Mvurya has not hidden...

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