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Brace for tough Msambweni political battle-Kalonzo to opponents


Wiper Democratic Party Leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has cautioned Wiper Party opponents in the Msambweni by-election to prepare for a fierce political battle.

Kalonzo who was addressing locals at the Maasai ground in Ukunda Kwale County vowed to ensure Wiper Democratic Party clinches the Msambweni Parliamentary seat.

Kalonzo who also unveiled the party candidate Shehe Mahmoud said the party is prepared to ensure it emerges victor in the by-election.

“Wiper Democratic Party is a strong democratic national party that will do what it takes to take the Msambweni Parliamentary seat,” he said.

Kalonzo who together with the Wiper Chairperson and former Cabinet Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere met congregants at the Ukunda Redeemed church, Kwale County before joining supporters at the Maasai grounds Ukunda.

The duo together with Mr. Mahmoud later went to Bomani ground in Msambweni where they official asked for votes from locals.

“Mahmoud is your son, please don’t betray but support him to ensure we all fulfill our dream of seeing him in leadership,” Mwakwere.

He said Mahmoud is the right candidate for Msambweni Parliamentary seat and close to his own Community.

Unveiling of Wiper Party aspirant Shee Mahmoud opens the political battle among 10 aspirants eying the Msambweni seat.

Orange Democratic Party-ODM will hold its primaries on October, 1 before hunting for votes.

The two ODM foregrounded  candidates are Nicholas Zani and Omar Boga who will fight for the ODM Party ticket.

Feisal Dori, cousin to the late former Msambweni Legislature Suleiman Dori is fighting for the seat as an independent candidate.

Dori is backed by Deputy President William Ruto despite Jubilee having pulled out of the Msambweni by-election race.

A female candidate Sharlet Mariam has also vowed to run for the seat as an independent candidate after she ditched ODM only to jump to Jubilee wagon which later announced that it will not field a candidate for the Msambweni by-election.

The by-election is slated for December, 15.