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Coast gets new political Coalition ahead of 2022 general polls

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[USPK National Chairperson Matano Kheri. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Three Coast based political parties have merged to form a coalition,  “Ukombozi wa Majimbo” in a bid to establish a Coast region political outfit ahead of 2022 general elections.

The Kadu-Asili, Umoja Summit Party of Kenya (USPK) and Shirikisho Party of Kenya (SPK) leaders joined hands and formed the coalition that aims at propagating issues affecting the Coastal communities.

Speaking in Mombasa on Tuesday, the officials said that they have formally announced their coalition in preparation to field candidates for various political positions in the coming elections.

The officials added that they are working in unison to unite the Coast region and speak in one voice for the benefits of local residents.

“Our wish is for this coalition to be an inclusion of all political parties that are originating from the Coast. We have seen the other regions coming together at this time, why can’t we the Coastal people emulate the same,” said Umoja Summit Party of Kenya National Chairperson Matano Kheri.

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The Coastal region is known for its long time allegiance to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and its support for the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

However, the new coalition vowed to use its influence in sensitizing locals to support the movement adding that the region has been misused by the other parties just to get votes.

The leaders said they have also engaged other parties such as Pamoja African Alliance Party (PAA) which is associated with Kilifi County Governor Amason Jeffa Kingi as the party leader.

“This coalition will champion the plight of locals in the national government; we are hopeful that we will be part of the government come 2022. I encourage other parties to join us and address the issues of land injustices, insecurity and tribalism,” said USPK Party Leader Birya Patrick.

Birya said that their aim is not tribal propagated but to include all the communities living in the region so as to bring more development to the Coast.

Former Kaloleni MP Morris Dzoro said the coalition believes the region has not benefited from natural resources from the area thus the need to have one voice by leaders to advocate for such matters.