In Summary

  • Mr Mung’aro met with more than 100 representatives of the community and asked them to support him.
  • He said the Somali community has contributed to the economic growth of the county.
  • He wondered why the Somalis have always been marginalised and not employed by the county government.
  • Somali community vice-chairman Abdulkleis Issak spoke of the challenges facing his people.

Kilifi gubernatorial aspirant Gideon Mung’aro Sunday met with representatives of the Somali community as he intensified his bid for the county seat.

Mr Mung’aro, who is the Kilifi North MP elected on an ODM ticket before jumping ship to the Jubilee Party, met with more than 100 representatives of the community and asked them to support him.

Speaking at Wananchi cottage in Kilifi Town, the MP said that he will seal a deal with the community to involve them in his administration if he wins in the August 8 polls.

Mr Mung’aro was accompanied by Ganze MP Peter Shehe, Sokoni Ward aspirant Ruth Bendera and Esther Kache, an aspirant for the Kilifi North Constituency seat.

MARGINALISED

He said the Somali community has contributed to the economic growth of the county and wondered why they have always been marginalised and not employed by the county government.

“I will work with everyone. I will incorporate you in my administration and it is not only the Somali community but even other communities that calls Kilifi their home, despite coming from other regions,” he said.

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