Kilifi governor Amason Kingi has vehemently criticised Orange Democratic Movement Raila Odinga and accused him of betraying the Coastal people who have stood with him politically for many years.
Kingi who is also the party leader of Pamoja African Alliance party leader dismissed Raila’s claims that he made him what he is today adding that hew rightfully earned his political space in Kilifi politics by delevering votes for ODM and Raila Odinga.
Speaking during a meeting of PAA delegates at the Karisa Maitha grounds on 13th May 2022, Kingi said he respects the Azimio One Kenya presidential flag bearer but the interests of the Coastal region come first posing where was Raila when the port of Mombasa was being moved from Mombasa to Nairobi?
Kingi said Kilifi delivered almost all the seats to ODM in 2017 but received not even a single nomination adding that he went to beg Raila to nominate the ODM campaign manager but Raila declined and instead brought people from outside the county and forced him to nominate them to the Kilifi county assembly.
Kingi said he also asked that a youth from Kisumu be appointed to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) but Raila instead nominated his brother Oburu Odinga.
“During the nusu mkate government, I was appointed as a minister by Raila but that was not a favour. The appointment was as a result of the votes the region delivered to him and by all means, he had to appoint someone from the region whether me or any other person,” he added
The governor said it is time Raila passes the baton to youthful leaders. “Mzee we respect you but it’s time you give a chance to the new kids in the block. We will respect you,” he added.
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