UDA party associated with Deputy President Mr. William Ruto on Friday received a defector associated with Mombasa politician Mr.Suleiman Shahbal.
Mombasa Women Representative aspirant Ms. Miraj Abdullahi has thrown her weight behind Ruto while accusing her political mentor Shahbal of killing her ambition to vie for the seat.
Mr. Shahbal declared his interest to vie for Mombasa Governorship.
While addressing the media in Mombasa on Friday, Miraj officially announced her defection from Shahbal.
“I today declare that I have officially parted ways with my boss Shahbal. This is because he has failed to hold my hand at a time I needed him most” she said.
Ms. Miraj further urged Mombasa residents to elect her in 2022 saying she will address the challenges facing Coast residents.
She also heaped praise on UDA saying it’s the party to beat in 2022.
The politician who hails from the Mijikenda community will battle it out with other politicians including Zamzam Mohammed, current Woman Representative Asha Mohammed among others.