Battle for Kaloleni
KALOLENI MP Kazungu Kambi and his rival Mwinga Gunga are in a bitter bare knuckles popularity war as the September 17th Kaliang’ombe civic by-election in the newly created Rabai constituency nears. The medical services assistant minister who flamboyantly campaigned to dislodge former tourism minister Morris Dzoro from the Kaloleni parliamentary seat in 2007 is out to prove that he still calls shorts amid an onslaught led by the Mombasa based lawyer who has set eyes on the seat.
Kambi has been criss-crossing the civic seat of the constituency that has since been hived out from his region campaigning for URP candidate Julius Mkauma against a wave of Coast based KADU-Asili’s Ambrose Mweni championed by the youthful advocate. “We are out to prove that our party that has roots in Coast enjoys popularity by using all the justifiable means to ensure that Mweni wins this by-election that is symbolic.
No stone will be left unturned and we will surprise the so called big parties with our victory,” said Gunga. Gunga was mandated to lead the campaigns civic battle by the top organ of the party whose sole MP in parliament is Immigration Assistant Minister Francis Baya who represents Ganze constituency. Other parties in the race include Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM party banking its hope on Daniel Chibule Gonja while his Deputies Musalia Mudavadi UDFP and Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA have fronted Nathaniel Nzaka and Simba Mkamba respectively.