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Assembly members urged to unite

25 March 2013, 12:32 Alloys Musyoka

Members Kilifi County Assembly have been urged to work together for the sake of bringing out development agenda during their sitting.

Kilifi county governor elect Amason Kingi who was present during the swearing in of the county assembly members ceremony said the success of Kilifi county development programs depends on them.

“This county depends mostly on the issues you will be discussing and passing during your sitting in county parliament and so the ball is in your court; don’t let us down," said Kingi.

Kingi urged the members of the county assembly to be focused on tabling development bills in their house as they take off.

He warned them that any delay and failure to prove to public that they are competent can cost them their jobs since the constitution empowers voters to call for a fresh election.

“My friends, you better be informed if you don’t work as expected you risk losing your jobs," he noted.

However, Kingi told the county representatives to put aside their political party’s differences and start working for locals who elected them.

He said they should not be divided along party lines but instead unite to work together and serve the people who elected them.

The minister for Fisheries Development was accompanied by several elected MPs, Kilifi county women representative and senator elect as well.

Among those in attendance were Senator elect Stewart Madzayo, women representative Aisha Karisa and MPs elect Gideon Mung'aro (Kilifi North), Dan Kazungu (Malindi), Mustafa Iddi (Kilifi South), Gunga Mwinga (Kaloleni) and Wiliam Kamoti (Rabai).

They asked the county assembly members to support the house speaker of the Kilifi County and ensure they work smoothly.

“As we go to fight for this region in the central government through parliament’s motions, you are the ones entitled to work on issues which will bring this region to a higher level," said Kilifi North MP elect Gideon Mung'aro.

Kilifi county assembly consisted of 35 members with only two women before the nomination list was availed.

Kilifi county Elected women representative Aisha Jumwa Karisa said there is need for more women to be nominated in the county assembly so that the rule of one third gender rule can be realized.

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