Mombasa Governor aspirant AbdulSwamad Sharrif Nassir has picked Francis Thoya to be his running mate.
Until his nomination, Thoya was a director for the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development (DFID).
He hails from the Mijikenda community who are the majority voters in Mombasa County.
Thoya who is a former CEC in Ali Hassan Joho’s cabinet was unveiled on Tuesday at Serani grounds in Mombasa County.
The Abdulswamad-Thoya ticket will not battle it out with the Wiper’s Mike Sonko-Mbogo and UDA’s Omar Sarai-Selina Maitha ticket.