Changamwe Member of Parliament Omar Mwinyi Shimbwa ( Photo Courtesy) As ODM leader Raila Odinga moves with speed to lock out Deputy President William Ruto from his Coast region stronghold, the likes of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir will no doubt get all the credit should the former Prime Minister succeed in his plans.
Political leaders from the Coast Region have drummed up their support for ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid, and despite submitting his application, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has bowed out of the race to support Raila. The Coast MPs speaking during a meeting that brought together ODM delegates last week urged Raila to ensure that he appoints Joho to a senior position if he wins the presidency next year.
(Photo Of Raila Odinga And Hassan Joho). The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga on last Saturday, toured in Mombasa county where he met several prominent leaders including Hassan Joho. The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga's visit to Mombasa changed the mind of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.
Deputy President William Ruto ( Photo Courtesy) As the battle for numbers ahead of the next general election moves to Coast, all eyes are on Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the front runners in the President Uhuru Kenyatta succession race. After Ruto's recent charm offensive of the region, last weekend was Raila's turn to move to his traditional backyard to consolidate his support base with the 2022 poll now within sight.
Hassan Joho received backlashes from both his allies and foes in equal measure when he said that William Ruto's economic model is not viable. The current governor of Mombasa said this during an ODM meeting in Mombasa that was convened by Raila Odinga. Joho said issuing of wheelbarrows to common mwananchi is not a solution to economic problems.
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The promise that Hassan Joho and other Coast leaders would land lucrative jobs in Raila Odinga's government if he wins the 2022 election prompted the Mombasa governor to declare that he is ready to put his presidential ambitions on hold, according to reports. Mr Joho, who is serving his second and final term, had expressed interest in running for State House and had launched his campaign on the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.
As the battle for the numbers for the next general election moves to the coast, all eyes are on Vice President William Ruto and ODM chief Raila Odinga, the first in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. Following the recent Ruto Charm offensive in the region, last weekend it was Raila's turn to relocate to its traditional garden to solidify its base of support with the 2022 poll now in sight.
Hassan Joho is one of the top leaders in the ODM party. He has been helping party leader Raila Odinga in making sure the party remains strong and relevant especially in the Coast region. For that reason, panic and tension rocked the ODM party at one point when Joho, Kingi and others came up with an idea of ditching ODM and forming their own Coast region political party.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has dropped his presidential bid in favor of Raila, as the ODM launches a campaign blitz on the Coast aimed at keeping DP Ruto out of the region. Elected leaders have vowed to prevent DP Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) from "spreading" the region's votes.
The former prime minister hon Raila Amollo Odinga continue to popularize his "Azimio la umoja" initiative in the country with the latest county being Mombasa. Hon Raila Amollo Odinga met coastal delegates among them members of parliament, governors and members of county assemblies. Governor Hassan Joho who is the orange democratic movement party was in attendance.
Likoni Member of Parliamnet Mishi Mboko has dropped her 2022 Mombasa Gubernatorial interests a day after the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga toured the Coast in launching the Azimio La Umoja programme. Mboko who was the only female contestant for the county's top seat stated that she will be seeking to retain her seat come next year.
Alfred Mutua: The mandate of the governor of Machakos will expire in 2022. Although he has already declared his candidacy for the presidency, Dr Mutua could decide to run for the seat of deputy. Governor of Embu Martin Wambora The term will also end in 2022.
Over the party' s presidential flagbearer, ODM officials are at odds with billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi. His role in the party is being questioned by officials. Wanjigi' s candidacy was initially viewed as a ruse by ODM leaders to help Raila Odinga gain traction in President Uhuru Kenyatta' s Mt Kenya backyard.
Raila Odinga pitched camp at coast region today as part of his effort to popularize his 'Azimio la Umoja'. In attendance were coast region leaders led by Hassan Joho. They all agreed that they would back Raila Odinga's bid come 2022. Governor Joho contradicted his earlier statement that he is going to run for presidency come 2022, something that made Kenyans angry and some lost trust in him.
Leaders from every part of the country is holding consultative meetings to come up with a Blue print that will benefit the Residents. Besides this, endorsing their Preferred presidential candidate as the general beacons. A few days ago,the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was in Kakamega county where he was endorsed by the ODM Region leaders.
Raila's journey to State House has received a major boost after a politician who was aspiring to vie for president surrendered his bid to support Raila. This comes after yesterday's meeting with Coast Region Governors. Raila had a meeting with 5 Governors from coast where they had to discuss the future of ODM.
City lawyer Ahmednassir Abdulahi has sent a worrying message to Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. Ahmednassir has stated that Joho is a great politician, has got right agenda and right vibe. But the disadvantage is that he is on the wrong Party that will not win the General elections.
Raila Odinga's tour to the coastal region last weekend has fired a stern signal to the other political heavyweights that his Grand March to the State House has commenced. The ODM leader,who won the hearts of some politicians at the coast, pointed out that it was just but the genesis of surprises that the country is set to witness.
ODM Pioneer Raila Odinga has moved to solidify his help in the seaside locale, divulging his plan that he says is an answer for beach front underestimation and enduring area shameful acts. Odinga who tended to his allies in Mombasa called for foundation of more enterprises at the seaside belt to support open positions and annihilate destitution in the area.