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Nassir picks ex-journalists as running mate

[Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir with his running mate Francis Thoya in the Mombasa Governor race. Photo/Abbas Omar/May, 17, 2022].

Mvita Member of parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir has unveiled former Nation Media Group journalist Francis Thoya as his running mate in the Mombasa gubernatorial battle.

Nassir unveiled Thoya in a colourful ceremony conducted at the Serani Grounds hall in Mombasa on Tuesday.

Thoya served in the Mombasa County government from 2013 and left in February, 2019 after he was appointed as a director for the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development (DFID).

He was the focal person overseeing UK-funded activities within the Coast region.

Thoya, was in 2013 appointed as Mombasa County Lands Executive member before he was promoted to County Secretary position.