Scramble for the Coastal Region as Uhuru and Ruto Holds Parallel Meetings
On Wednesday, March 24th, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto held parallel meetings with the region’s leaders separately.
President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted the coastal governors including Kwale governor Salim Mvurya, Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho and Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi in a move to neutralize Ruto’s influence in the coast region.
On the same day, Deputy President William Ruto held a meeting with MPs from the coastal region at his Karen office in what is seen as a strategic move to penetrate the coastal region.
Speaking after the meeting, Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho said the regional meeting discussed more development although he did not disclose more details about what was discussed.
“Together with my Kwale and Kilifi counterparts we had a productive meeting with HE Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House,” posted Joho.
Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi echoed Joho’s words saying the meeting aimed at improving the developments of the region.
DP Ruto on his end met with Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Mwashetani of Lunga Lunga, Oen Baya of Kilifi North, Lamu Senator Loitiptip, and Feisal Bedi of Msambweni among others.
Reports indicate that the meeting discussed the ways to strengthen the Hustler Movement in the region.