The deputy president, William Ruto, joined christians of Kilifi South in the burial ceremony of two brothers. Bishop George Chipa of PEFA church and Adams Chipa were being laid to rest today, Saturday 17, at their ancestral home in Chonyi.
"Bishop Dr George Mwangome Chipa was a true faith leader whose sermons were authentic, targeted, rich and thought-provoking. He was a dedicated samaritan and industrious figure who zealously offered divine counsel to the community. Past the pulpit, he uplifted the lives of the vulnerable."
"During the funeral service of Bishop Dr George Mwangome Chipa and his younger brother Adam Goe Chipa in Chonyi, Kilifi South, Kilifi County." Posted Ruto on his social media platforms.
Deputy President, William Ruto.
During this ceremony, the deputy president was accompanied by various leaders from the Coast region. Malindi legislator, Aisha Jumwa, was among those who welcomed Ruto to Kilifi.
In her speech, Jumwa took a break from her usual smooth flowing Swahili and instead chose to address the residents in the native Mijikenda language. The lawmaker talked of the 2022 succession politics as well as the just concluded Kiambaa by-election.
"I'm pleading with you my fellow residents of the Coast region, let's walk with the deputy president. I have listened to what various leaders have said here that our region has been neglected in terms of development as well as State appointments. I agree with them that we don't have a minister from Kilifi region." Said Jumwa.
"Let's be part of the coming government which will be headed by William Ruto. When we vote as a block, it will be easier for us to claim those positions and development projects." Added Aisha.
Malindi MP, Aisha Jumwa.
She then went ahead and asked the residents to desist from intimidations being issued by some politicians.
"You can all see the direction of the wave. Even Uhuru's background, Kiambaa, refused to be intimidated and voted for UDA. That's our position," alluded the Malindi MP.
Jumwa is eyeing for the Kilifi gubernatorial seat in 2022.
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