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Kilifi speaker Kahindi denies joining PAA

Says he is waiting for the ODM nominations

In Summary

• Kahindi is regarded as one of the top contenders to succeed Governor Amason Kingi, who is completing his final term.

• Kahindi is among Kilifi leaders who supported PAA in its formative days. He, however, did not join the party.

Kilifi county assembly speaker Jimmy Kahindi addressing ODM supporters at Mkwajuni motel in Kilifi on February 11
Still in ODM Kilifi county assembly speaker Jimmy Kahindi addressing ODM supporters at Mkwajuni motel in Kilifi on February 11
Image: ELIAS YAA

Kilifi county assembly Speaker Jimmy Kahindi has dismissed claims that he ditched ODM for Pamoja African Alliance.

Kahindi, who is eyeing the Kilifi governor seat on an ODM ticket, dismissed the claims as fake news and a desperate move by the PAA to confuse his supporters.

He will face former Devolution CAS Gideon Mung’aro in the primaries.

Kahindi is regarded as one of the top contenders to succeed Governor Amason Kingi, who is completing his final term.

On Tuesday  and Wednesday, PAA supporters took to social media to break the news that Kahindi had joined the ‘home-based’ political party.

“That is fake news. I am waiting for the ODM nominations to get the ticket,” Kahindi said.

County ODM chairman Teddy Mwambire also dismissed the allegations and said Kahindi is among is in ODM and he cannot join any other party.

“He has not made such communication but I know his stand. He has travelled out of the country but he is still an ODM member,” he said

Kahindi is among Kilifi leaders who supported PAA in its formative days. He, however, did not join the party.

Kaloleni MP Paul Katana said Kahindi had already paid the nomination fee for the ODM primaries.

“Kahindi has confirmed paying the nomination fees to ODM and PAA is behind the propaganda to tarnish his name,” he said.

On Tuesday, PAA received Kaloleni parliamentary seat aspirant Edward Saro who ditched ODM.

PAA party also received Kubo South ward MCA Andrew Mulei, who is also the county assembly deputy speaker.

Mulei was elected on an ANC ticket.

Kingi who is the PAA leader is on a charm offensive to sweep all the political seats in Kilifi.

PAA, a member of Azimio la Umoja coalition is supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga presidential bid.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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