Ever wondered why Mombasa senator Hassan Omar has not set foot in Malindi to campaign for CORD candidate Wily Mtengo? I bet the last time you saw Nyali MP Hon Awiti is during Uhuru’s 7 week camping tour in Mombasa in December January. How about the Mombasa County deputy Governor Madam Hazel Katana?
Well, it turns out Mombasa county deputy governor Hazel Katana was secretly enlisted by Statehouse operatives to help Jubilee gain a foothold in Mombasa county and also to join forces with ODM rebels in Kilifi to support their candidate Philip Charo. Madam Katana has gone MIA, she has not been out of her office for two weeks now, not reachable to her county staff.
Despite Ms Katana Jubilee leanings, Governor Joho, a true democrat has not raised a finger, she still enjoys all perks corresponding to her position. It is however clear that in 2017 Hon Joho will have to find another running mate.
Another person missing in action in the battlefront of Malindi by-election is the Nyali MP Hon Hezron Awiti, a quasi literate business mogul with ambition of becoming the governor of Mombasa in 2017. The last time he was seen in a public function is when he hosted President Uhuru in his Nyali constituency, in which he caused laughed mainly due to his despicable Language skills-somebody advise him stick to his mother tongue.
Hon Awiti doesn’t have what it takes to mount a successful bid for governor unless he deputises Jubilee’s Mr Shabaal, the only person who can mount some challenge to H.E Joho is Senator Omar Hassan. It is obvious the senator is set to compete with the Joho via Wiper Party.
The promising senator has already failed in his hurdle, by boycotting the the Malindi by-election giving it a wide berth he handed over his national limelight to Joho who has projected himself as a true leader of the Coastal region and also confirmed his steadfastness in CORD and thus winning hearts of CORD supporters nationally.
Governor Joho is now considered a sole leader of the Coastal region and also the Muslim community in Kenya putting him at par with H.E Kalonzo Musyoka in terms of voter bascket and therefore a serious person of interest in matters coalition building.
By just being steadfast in ODM and also giving his total best in Malindi never mind the frustrations he is facing from the Uhuru regime, Governor Joho has managed to crush his competitors even before they announce their intentions.