The CORD coalition late yesterday proved it still is the master of Â coastal politics when ODM candidate Adamson Kadeng Mwathethe trounced Jubilee’s Abbas Abdalla Omar in the Shela ward by election.
The ruling coalition had fielded their candidate through cabinet secretary Najib Balala’s horse party, the Republican Congress. Both TNA and URP massively bankrolled Abbas’ campaign, with Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko camping in Kilifi the whole of last weekend.
The ruling alliance’s chances in coast has dwindled despite massive hoodwinking of the populace since last year. With ongoing indiscriminate police harassment disguised as operation to flash out terrorists, Coast has remained jittery over the Jubilee Alliance.
It is worth noting that all the top CORD coalition parties fielded candidates in Shela, with Wiper coming second to ODM and Ford Kenya a distant fourth after Jubilee’s candidate.
“This victory reaffirm the faith of the electorate in the opposition CORD and provides new impetus for ODM. It also serves as a huge embarrassment to President Uhuru and his mining CS Najib Balala as their candidate running on Republican Congress Party was comprehensively beaten by CORD’s aspirants,” posted an observer following the elections
Just so you don’t forget, these were Sonko’s pledges that Jubilee claimed would be ‘goodies’ if their candidate got elected. Of course hii ni siasa:
– Sonko will fund all the 35 youth groups in Shella Ward
-The Nairobi Senator will recruit 100 male teenagers from Shella Ward and enrole them to Driving schools. Similarly, 100 female teenagers will go to beauty colleges under Sonko’s sponsorship.
-Sonko shall facilitate for the formation of 50 women groups of which each will receive Ksh.100,000 for them open small scale businesses of their choice.
Sonko also revealed his plans of running for the countryâ€™s presidency after Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto had served their full terms. The good thing is, the voters of Shela had other plans.
Congratulations Hon.Â Adamson Kadeng Mwathethe.