ONGWAE SUCCESSION

Conduct peaceful campaigns, Maangi tells leaders

Kisii deputy governor has urged those eyeing various seats to engage in issue-based politics

In Summary

•Maangi was optimistic that he will defeat his opponents because he is better placed to take the mantle from Ongwae.

•He said Ongwae’s administration has achieved a lot in terms of development singling construction of roads, the banana factory and the health sector.

Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi
Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi
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Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has urged those eyeing various seats in the next general election to engage in peaceful campaigns.

Maangi urged the leaders to ensure their supporters do not no engage in violence during the campaigns. 

The deputy governor, who is seeking to succeed his boss James Ongwae, said there is a need for those eyeing the same seat to engage in issue-based politics.

“It is good for each leader to sell their policies and agenda to the people because they will make the final decision,” he said.

Maangi was optimistic that he will defeat his opponents because he is better placed to take the mantle from Ongwae.

He said Ongwae’s administration has achieved a lot in terms of development singling construction of roads, the banana factory and the health sector.

Those who have declared interest in the gubernatorial seat include Nyaribari Masaba MP Ezekiel Machogu and KNC party leader Manson Nyamweya.

Others are Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati , former South Mugirango MP Omingo Magara, Woman Representative Janet Ong’era and Gusii Governance Watch secretary Rachael Otundo.

Maangi urged leaders to strictly observe Covid safety protocols issued by the Health ministry during rallies.

Otundo urged women to vie for all elective posts instead of waiting to be nominated by parties.

She said the gender rule will only be attained if women front themselves in political battles with their male counterparts.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris