Kwale County Assembly Speaker Sammy Nyamawi Ruwa has officially declared his interest in vying for the Kwale governorship seat in 2017 general elections.
Speaking on Monday during a press conference in his office, Ruwa said he will be vying for the seat since he has a different vision for Kwale People and that he can perform better than the current governor.
“I know I can do better things for the Kwale people than governor Mvurya since I have a major input in most of the development projects he is carrying out,” Ruwa said.
He said the Constitution gives Kenyan Citizens a right to vie for any political seat and this has given him an opportunity to go for it.
“I will continue serving as the speaker until the campaign period reaches where I will go for the seat and today I also made it officially to the Kwale County Assembly members during our Kamukunji that we had today, “ he continued.
He noted that by next week he will announce his campaign strategy and key supporters whom he will go with in his campaign period.
“By next week the list of my key supporters will be ready and I will identify them and make them recognise them,” he said.
However, Speaker Ruwa dismissed claims made by politicians in the area that he is vying for the governorship to divide the Kinango votes since he comes from the same tribe with Governor Mvurya.
“Am aware that people are claiming that I want to divide the Duruma votes since Mvurya and I come from the same tribe that is not true since am not focusing on Duruma votes alone I also need votes from the Digos and Kambas,”he said.
So far, five aspirants including Salim Mvurya, Ali Chirau Mwakwere, Mohammed Mwachai Mwarapayo, Sammy Nyamawi Ruwa and Daniel Dena have declared their interests in the gubernatorial seat and ready to battle it out in 2017.