Kingi, Joho host Coast MCAs in push for party
SEE ALSO :Kingi wants MCAs to accept nomineeCommon agenda “We want to build on the unity of the leaders, and forge a common agenda for development for the region and ensure that we lift the living standards of our people,” said Kingi. Kingi said that the purpose of the meetings was to build political unity that would enable the region to realise its development plans under the Jumuiya ya Kauinti za Pwani (JKP). “Yes the meeting will take place to discuss issues dear to our people including the revival of JKP economic agenda. We will also deliberate on the issue of political unity,” he said. On the formation of a political party, Kingi said leaders in the region will consult widely and listen to the views of all stakeholders including the professionals, elders and the youth before the decision is made.
SEE ALSO :Joho, Kingi terms for referendumWard reps “The purpose of the meeting is to enable governor Joho to explain to ward reps and other leaders who will attend the nature and scope of the Buildings Bridges Initiative,” he said. Yesterday it also emerged that Kaya elders had started campaigns a month ago to sensitise residents on the need for the region’s political unity. Kingi and Hassan Joho, once close political allies, have since broken ranks, with cracks between them widening after last year’s poll. While Joho endorsed and has embraced the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga, Kingi has been reluctant to join in the band wagon.
SEE ALSO :Kingi and Joho in supremacy fightAmong the demands that Kingi has made to support the Uhuru-Raila handshake is the implementation of the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report to address land injustices in the region. “In the spirit of the handshake, landless people of Kilifi should settled,” he said.