Msambweni by-election independent candidate Sharlet Akinyi Mariam has stated that she will not back down for any contestant in the race.
Mariam says despite the threats and intimidation she has stood her ground in a bid to change the political script in the constituency.
According to Mariam, Msambweni residents should not be intimidated by the monies poured by political bigwigs flocking the area but vote in a candidate who will serve them.
Addressing women in Msambweni, Mariam says she is not part of the alleged three candidates who backed down for independent candidate Feisal Abdallah Bader.
She vowed to fight for the Msambweni parliamentary seat until the end.
“People are surprised by my resilience and am assuring them that despite the challenges we are in for the race to the end,” she said.
The female candidate in the now 7 contestants’ race appealed to the youth to distance themselves from incitements and political violence.
“These bigwigs flocking Msambweni are well known to use and misuse our youth and finally dump them,” she said.
She appealed to locals to vote her as the only candidate who will closely work with locals to facelift their living standards.
Mariam was once fronted to clinch Jubilee Party ticket, however, the ruling party pulled out of the race in favour of ODM candidate Omar Boga.
Mariam has since criticised Deputy President William Ruto for abandoning her and supporting Independent candidate Feisal Abdallah.
However, Mariam says she is not shaken by the turn of events and she will be working with the community in clinching Msambweni Parliamentary seat.
Already three aspirants have pulled out of the Msambweni by-election.
[Msambweni Parliamentary seat aspirant Sharlet Akinyi (left) during her campaigns. Photo/courtesy].
Bakari Sebe, Bashir Kilalo and Peter Nzuki opted out of the race in favour of Feisal Abdallah, a close relative to the Former Msambweni Legislature Suleiman Dori.
Dori succumbed to cancer while receiving treatment at the Pandya hospital in Mombasa in March, 2020.
He was an ODM MP.
The hotly contested by-election will see the ODM candidate Omar Boga strongly challenged by candidates among them Wiper Democratic party Shee Abdulrahman.
The Msambweni by-election is slated for December, 15.