Deputy President William Ruto accompanied by his Kenya Kwanza Alliance(KKA) allies led a series of onslaught rallies in the coast region this weekend.

KKA concluded a two-day campaign rally in the coast region in a series of gatherings across Taita Taveta County, Kilifi County, Kwale County and Mombasa County to popularize their ideologies.

The Tanga Tanga brigade aims to get rid of the ODM long political grip in the coast region which for many years have been rallying in favor of Azimio la Umoja Leader Raila Odinga   

Addressing the public in Kilifi on Friday, Ruto warned Kenyans to be cautious of Dishonest leaders who according to him lie to Kenyans promising to offer solutions to their problems without solving the country’s overwhelming economy.

He promised to offer instant solutions to the country’s depressed economy by creating more job opportunities to the youth.

“That is why we are determined to build a formidable issues-driven national coalition with my friends

from ANC and FORD Kenya that will bring all Kenyans together and outdo what they are planning for

themselves,” he said.

He lauded his governance development achievements in Kilifi county while challenging his opponents to show case what they had done for the county residents.

Amani National leader Musalia Mudavadi accused governors who chose to join Azimio La Umoja coalition of undergoing blackmail and ultimatums based on their dark past political encounters, corruption.

Musalia Added that KKA is aiming at altering the CBC education claiming that the system is confusing Kenyans.

 “All of them have embezzled public money and are afraid that their corruption files might be tabled if

they do not join Azimio La Umoja. We shall correct the education system that all learners in this country will have a fair opportunity to education,” he noted.

Ford Kenya leader emphasized on coalitions manifesto adding that the bill presented by Amos Kimunya

could cause violence.

While in Kwale, KKA leaders addressed residents at Kwale stadium where they were received by

Governor Salim Mvurya and his deputy Fatuma Achani before heading to Tononoka Grounds in


Some of MPs who accompanied them were Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Owen Baya (Kilifi North), Khatib

Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Mohammed Ali (Nyali), Faisal Abdalla (Msabweni) and Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu)

among others.

In the coast region an estimated 600,000 voters are expected to have registered as the mass registration exercise schedules to end today, an approximation of a rise in the numbers to 2.3 million voters in general elections in the region.

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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