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Gideon Mung’aro boycotts own meeting

17 November 2014, 11:02 John Kioko

Mombasa - Coast leaders on Saturday met at Swahili Beach Resort with unity among Coast leaders and communities for development being the top agenda although Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro was conspicuously missing.

Mung’aro, who was the convener of the meeting, was among other leaders who did not turn up with Kilifi County women representative Jumwa Karisa passing the CORD rebel MP's apologies.

“Due to unavoidable circumstances, he will not attend the meeting completely,” Aisha told the press Saturday.

Some leaders maintained that their aim was not to discuss a political party formation in the region despite pressure from some.

Kwale Governor, Salim Mvurya said there is need for all leaders in the region to unite regardless of their political stand.

"We are not here to discuss formation of a political party for Coast region. Although we come from different parties, the purpose to serve our people is beyond political affiliations,” said Mvurya.

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Mvurya said that lack of unity and one voice for Coastal people has led to many challenges, urging leaders to strategise on how to address the political challenges and cold war amongst themselves.

Taita Taveta women representative insisted that Coastal leaders should focus on how to solve issues facing the region instead of focusing on political party formation.

Kilifi county women representative, Jumwa Karisa said that leaders have put aside their political differences for the sake of their people.

“Although we said we are not here to form a political party, as leaders of this region we will discuss issues which will give us a direction on politics of the region. After discussions with professionals, we will get the direction for everyone to know where our region is heading to. This is a journey that has started and will continue,” said Jumwa.

Orange Democratic Movement chief whip, Thomas Mwadeghu wondered why people are worried when Coastal leaders meet.

“When other regions meet, there are no issues but when Coastal leaders meet, people are worried. That means our region has something. Our meeting is shaking the country,” he said.

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“We have to think of how to bring together our resources and exploit them, taking care of all injustices done to our people and seeking for our space in the leadership of this country and employment of our people,” he added.

Mwadeghu said that if the six counties at the Coast unite and move forward, there will be nothing to block the region from having a political party in future.

Kilifi South MP Mustafa Iddi, Kaloleni MP Gunga Mwinga and Matuga MP Hassan Mwanyoha said there is nothing that prevents Coastal region from having a political party.

“If we fail to give our region political direction, then we would have failed in our responsibilities as leaders," Gunga Mwinga said.

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