In Summary

  • Reliable sources told the Nation Tuesday that Mr Thoya presented his credentials to IEBC on Monday.
  • The county secretary previously served as the Land executive.
  • He left a legacy for helping the county government address land disputes and squatter problems in Mombasa.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho is considering choosing between County Secretary Francis Thoya and a university lecturer William Kingi for his running mate in the August elections.

The vacuum arose after Deputy Governor Hazel Katana quit the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and joined the Jubilee Party on January 28, 2017.

Ms Katana, who was the first deputy governor in the country to defect, is vying for the Mombasa senate seat.

Mr Thoya and Dr Kingi, a lecturer at Technical University of Mombasa, are the leading contenders for to replace Ms Katana.

Reliable sources told the Nation Tuesday that Mr Thoya presented his credentials to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday.

Mr Thoya, a journalist by profession, is considered the right choice for running mate given that he has been among the most hardworking officials in Mr Joho’s government.

LAND EXECUTIVE

The county secretary previously served as the Land executive where he left a legacy for helping the county government address land disputes and squatter problems in Mombasa.

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