Mvurya re-endorses Achani for 2022 months after backtracking

Kwale County Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani and Governor Salim Mvurya during a past event./COURTESY

Kwale, KENYA: Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya has re-endorsed his deputy Fatma Achani as his preferred successor come 2022 months after endorsing her and later backtracking on the endorsement.

Mvurya endorsed her candidature mid last year but soon backed from the endorsement after Kwale senator Issa boy and  Kinango MP Benjamin Tayari expressed their intentions in succeeding him.

Addressing residents of Matuga sub-county at Tiwi Sokoni area, Mvurya urged his supporters to vote for Achani arguing that she has all it takes to take charge of Kwale County.

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“I urge you especially women not to listen to propaganda from people because when 2022 comes you should elect my deputy because she is the right person to succeed me considering the fact that she is competent and fit for the job,” he said.

Mvurya was speaking after a petition challenging his victory in the 2017 gubernatorial elections was thrown out by the Supreme court.

The petition had been filed by the former Kenya ambassador to Tanzania Ali Chirau Mwakere who was then eyeing for the Kwale gubernatorial seat.

“We were always drawn back by the case that had dragged on since last year. Now that it is over, we assure you that we will work extra hard to change your lives through the implementation of development projects,” he said.