Governor Hassan Joho ambition to run for the 2022 presidency has hit a wall after coast leaders endorse Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi as the region’s kingpin.
Joho critics insist that the regions political kingpin must come from the Mijikenda community which Mr Kingi belongs.In the latest Joho challenge is the decision from the Mijikenda/Arab community who decide coast politics.
The Mombasa Governor is accused of aligning himself with the Arab community of late when he is from the Swahili community.
Speaking during the burial of former Ganze MP Jjoseph Kingi,Kilifi North MP Owen Baya said that the Mijikenda Community will back one of their own in the 2022 presidential election.in a statement MR Baya said “The Mijikenda community controls almost 90 per cent of the Coast vote and we have decided that it is Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who will lead us to the next government in 2022. Let us support him,”
Supporting Mr Baya was Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa who also pushed for endorsment of Kingi.She said “The only person who should lead us to success is Governor Amason Kingi. No other leader at the Coast has the qualities which Governor Kingi has. He is our choice and as the Mijikenda, we must support him,”
Governor Joho has called for a series of summits and conventions intending to popularize a new political party which he will announce very soon.The Governor stated that “Let us not betray the will of the people. For example, if it is governor Kingi the people have selected to lead them, we must support him.
The word “Sultan” is the bitter word that the community have a bad taste of thinking of the popular Sultan rule at the Coast hence causing a problem.