Former Malindi MP, Gideon Mung’aro has claimed that he can outdo Kingi’s two term projects in a period of three years.

Addressing the media the CAS for devolution in Kilifi County who claimed to be a veteran in politics said he is not afraid of party nomination battle adding that he believes he will win the gubernatorial seat and outdo the current governor’s projects in a short period.

 “I want to tell my opponents that I have a plan both for the party and campaign. I’m calling upon everyone to come on board because I know what Kingi has done for the past 10 years I can accomplish them in my first three years in office,” hinted Mung’aro.

Mung’aro has joined a list of reputable Kilifi politicians seeking to replace Governor Amason Kingi after his term expiry. There are four candidates who have declared interest in the top county seat and are angling for the ODM ticket.  

In the ODM party nominations, Mung’aro will face the current deputy governor Gideon Saburi, speaker Jimmy Kahindi, who recently joined the party and Kenya’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Dan Kazungu.

He said some people threatened him that the ODM ticket had already been given in favour of a certain candidate but dismissed the claims saying he will win in the party nomination early in the morning.

The CAS said the next government will be formed by presidential aspirant Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta allies that is why he was eying for the gubernatorial seat.

 “If I become Kilifi governor, I want us to agree that we shall initiate many projects including those which will transform the youth. I do not want to bring wheelbarrows here,” he said.

About eight candidates are in the race for the Kilifi gubernatorial seat including Aisha Jumwa the Malindi MP) with UDA ticket, allied to Deputy President.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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