Katana drops his gubernatorial bid for Kingi ahead of polls

Kilifi governor Amasaon Kingi and Katana PHOTO COURTESY

Kilifi,KENYA:Kilifi governor Kingi’s campaigns have received a boost after former Wiper party gubernatorial aspirant Professor Gabriel Katana enjoined his camp.

Katana announced on Wednesday that he is delighted to join Kingi’s camp due to the urge of leadership and development of the county.

Addressing the public at the Kilifi County state house, the intellect professor said he has been reading and analyzing the development track record for the incumbent governor for the past few years before taking the tough decision.

He said his heart and efforts are focused at uplifting the county from the current level to a level where every Kenyan living in it will feel the leadership in a special positive manner.

“I have decided today that I will support my learned friend governor Amason Kingi in the coming general elections,” Professor Katana declared.

“The reason for my doing this is to ensure Kilifi County ranks high in the major areas such as Education, health Agriculture, Entrepreneurship among other areas. I have been watching and analyzing his leadership, and concluded that he is phenomenal and coming together like this would even spur the development of this great county,” he added.

However, incumbent Kilifi governor Amason Kingi, extolled the decision of the intellect saying it is a sign of prosperity to the people of Kilifi.

He expressed honor in him, urging his supporters to walk with him to last minute in the ballot.

“I am honored to receive our son in Kilifi, a learned friend with the potential of taking Kilifi to a greater level,” said Kingi.

“I believe our company will marvel this county to a level where Kilifi will be a leading county in terms of development projects in the country. Together we can,” said Kingi.

Professor Katana was forced to drop out of the race after a failed clearance by Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission on allegations that he was registered in two political parties, Wiper Democratic Party and Vibrant Party.

The ceremony was graced by Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo, Kilifi Women Rep aspirant Getrude Mbeyu among other dignitaries.