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Changamwe MP rubbishes Coast political party formation

[Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi. Photo/Courtesy].

Changamwe Member of Parliament Omar Mwinyi has rubbished efforts to form a Coast political party.

Mwinyi said the efforts are doomed to fail if no initiative to unite the Coastal people.

The Lawmaker said Coast region need a serious unity initiative that will bring all the Coastal political leaders and people together.

He said Coastal unity supercede Coast political party.

Mwinyi who addressed locals at his Changamwe Constituency on Saturday said though the efforts are of good will, they will not have any positive impact if Coast dwellers and their leaders are reading from different and distant scripts.

“We need unity before we jump to constituting a Coast political party failure to which we will achieve totally nothing,” he said.

Mwinyi a second term Changamwe MP said the though the Coast region’s political bargaining power has grown, both locals and leaders have not considered such a fact.

“We must change our political tactics and move on as one block, let’s not politically battle among ourselves,” he reiterated.

He called out to his colleagues to unite with one course of uniting the Coastal people.

Recently, there has been efforts to unite the Coastal community.

Led by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kilifi Counterpart Amason Jeffa Kingi, the Coastal political leaders recently moved to Tana River County in a bid to unite the Coastal people.

However, the move was rubuked by Coast dwellers who insisted that it was a purely ODM party affair and had nothing to do with the Coastal people.

Meanwhile, a section of Kilifi politicians led by Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa have said the Coast needs a political party.

Jumwa said the region should have its independent political party and stop waiting for other political parties from other regions.

“We must plan and up our political game as Coastal dwellers, the time is now or never,” said Jumwa.