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Mwakwere launches offensive Kwale gubernatorial bid

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[Kwale County Gubernatorial aspirant Chirau Ali Mwakwere. Photo/Courtesy].

Former government minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere has launched his bid for the Kwale County Gubernatorial seat.

Mwakwere is for the second time bidding for the top county seat after he unsuccessfully fought for the post in 2017 general elections.

Mwakwere is vying for the governorship seat on Wiper party.

Addressing journalists during the launch of his governorship campaigns at Vanga in Lungalunga Constituency on Saturday, Mwakwere put on notice anyone hungry for public funds saying he will tolerate no corruption in his government if he becomes the governor.

He said the county needs serious developmental agenda and not riding on the already existing national government projects.

According to the Former Kenyan Ambassador to Dar es Salaam, there should be equality in disbursement of development projects in the entire county and not discriminatory development.

The former Trade Minister in the retired President Mwai Kibaki government reiterated that graft and development cannot rhyme.

“If you know you engaged in embezzling public funds meant for development then count yourself unlucky when we sail into leadership,” He said.

Mwakwere has a rich political and leadership background and served in both Kibaki and Jubilee government.

“In my over 25 years in public service I have never been implicated in graft case, I am an individual and leader you can reckon with,” he said.

Mwakwere who goes by his political name ‘Dzipapa’ also represented Matuga constituency at the National Assembly.

He has vowed to conduct a mammoth political campaigns in the entire Kwale County to take the mantle from the current Kwale governor Salim Mvurya.

Kwale County Gubernatorial race has attracted a total of six contestants among them the current Kwale county Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani, the only female aspirant in the race, the current Kwale County Assembly Speaker Sammy Ruwa, the current Agriculture Principal Secretary Professor Hamadi Boga among others.