Kilifi, KENYA: In the ongoing ‘handshake’ spirit in the country, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and Kilifi County commissioner Magu Mutundika on Friday had breakfast together ahead of Madaraka day celebrations in the county as a sign of reconciliation.
This comes after many years of rivalry between the county government and the county commissioners office that represents the National Government.
Kingi had in the past claimed that the county commissioner’s office was undermining his county government and was acting like a Jubilee mole in the region.
The breakfast meeting is meant to be a sign of the two leaders coming together and to work together for the benefit of the people of Kilifi.
The meeting was held at the county commissioner’s office where the governor confessed to having taken years before stepping into the office on Friday.
They later on proceeded to the Karisa Maitha sports ground for the Madaraka day celebrations.
This follows a series of handshakes in the country beginning with opposition leader Raila Odinga with president Uhuru Kenyatta which was followed by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi shaking hands with Deputy President William Ruto.
On Thursday, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho shook hands with Baringo senator Gideon Moi as a sign of unity; after which he then invited President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Coast Region.