On Saturday, July 30, Kilifi County gubernatorial candidate George Kithi received a significant boost when Micheal Tinga of Ford Kenya dropped his bid in his favor during a Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) rally in Chonyi, Kaloleni Constituency.
Tinga stated that he decided to support PAA because he agreed with his vision to transform Kilifi County. Lawyer, a High Court advocate, promised free education, job creation, and the establishment of industries.
"That's his agenda, and that's mine. As a result, when we get together, we will collaborate and deliver," Tinga stated.
The Kilifi gubernatorial election has turned out to be a battle for supremacy between Kenya Kwanza Alliance and Raila Odinga's Azimio, which is widely supported in the county and region.
Micheal Tinga's decision to step down in favor of PAA candidate George Kithi is seen as a setback for UDA Aisha Jumwa, escalating the sibling rivalry within Ruto's camp.
Pamoja African Alliance Amason Kingi was a member of Azimio before splitting with Odinga and joining Kenya Kwanza's Ruto.
PAA party leader Amason Kingi is serving his second and final term and is counting on his influence to swing the election in Kithi's favor.
The sibling rivalry in Kenya Kwanza is a major headache for Ruto, who has openly endorsed Jumwa in the presence of Kingi, the coalition's second-tier principal.
Tinga, on the other hand, insisted that he was supporting Kithi for the sake of the county ahead of the August elections.
Alphonce Dzombo Mbaru of the Safina Party and Franco Esposito, an independent candidate, are also running.
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