Mohamed Amir has ditched UDA party in his quest to become the third Mombasa County senator.
Amir will vie as an independent in the August elections.
Speaking in Mombasa during a radio interview, Amir said he was prompted by his supporters to go independent after UDA gave its party ticket to Hamis Mwaguya.
Amir has earlier protested the deal to hand a direct ticket to Mwaguya in a meeting chaired by Deputy President William Ruto in his official residence in Karen.
” I felt demoralized because even opinion polls that they purpoted to reach the decision, showed that i was a head in popularity”, he said.
According to him, he was called to the Dp’s residence and told to drop his bid in favour of Mwaguya a move that he says is undemocratic camouflaged as consensus.
” How can we say UDA is democratic yet some aspirants are told to stand down for others?. How hard is it just to conduct nominations for the public to choose their leader”, he posed.
Amir -who is a first time aspirant-decried what he termed as ” dirty politics” which is rampant in Kenya saying citizens are missing good dependable leaders.
” Our politics are dirty,has lots of conmanship but i urge Kenyans to vote leaders they can count on for real change”, he added.