Kilifi county governor Amason Jeffah Kingi has responded to calls by Ruto allies from the coastal region to join the United Democratic Alliance party. Kingi who was recently ousted from Orange Democratic Movement party leadership position is determined and is not interested in joining any party which doesn't originate from the region.
Kingi has dismissed such calls and reaffirmed his commitment to unite the People of Coast a move that led to his ouster from the ODM top position, according to a local publication, Kingi has urged the people of the region to support his efforts to avoid being controlled by outsiders every time.
Hapa Pwani, Ikiwa Hatutasimama Kidete Itakuwa Kama Kupangwa. Mwenye Kisima, Hapangi Foleni. Sisi Twapanga Foleni Kwa Visima Vya Wenyewe Ni Kitu Gani Hiki Kinatushinda Hadi Hatuwezi Kuchimba Visima Vyetu?" He was quoted by Taifa Leo loosely translated into here at Coast if we are not firm there will be no change, we will always be directed, a well's owner doesn't queue, we keep queueing at people's wells, what is it that we can't have our own?
This follows reports that the leaders had been pushing Kingi to join UDA and support deputy president William Ruto's presidential bid.
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