I will clear up the mess in Nyali in 2017, say Mombasa speaker
15 June 2015, 11:21
Mombasa - I will clear up the mess in Nyali constituency in 2017, Mombasa County assembly Speaker, Thaddeus Rajwayi has said.
Speaking on Sunday, Rajwayi finally confirmed that he will be running up for the Nyali parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election.
Rajwayi, who has received support from the national and grassroots ODM party members to vie for the seat, said he is ready to take over leadership of Nyali Constituency from the current MP, Hezron Awiti.
Awiti has since declared interest in the Mombasa governorship position.
Former Raila Odinga’s aide, Eliud Owalo is one of the ODM’S national leaders who have showed support for Rajwayi.
“There are problems in Nyali which need to be resolved and I will clear up the mess in 2018 after we get into the system,” said Rajwayi.
However, he said it is too early to start campaigning.
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“Let’s wait for the right time to come because if we start early they will start throwing stones at us,” he said, referring to people who will be opposing his candidature.
He was speaking during an event organised by Maji na Ufanisi NGO to celebrate the achievements of Kongowea Market Water and Sanitation (Komawasa) group.
Komawasa won the annual Africa Youth Championship Sanitation Award in Dakar Senegal on May 27 after beating over 1 000 organisations in the region.
Rajwayi said Komawasa, which is based at Kongowea in Nyali sub County, has shown an exemplary performance in transforming lives of youth in the region.
He said in his vision, he will be working with youth and women organizations once elected MP.
“I will also champion for more youth and women to get into Parliament where we can tackle our problems together for the betterment of our people,” said Rajwayi.
Present during the function were Mombasa Governor, Hassan Joho and Mvita MP, Abdulswamad Nassir but the two steered away from discussing politics.
Joho and Nassir said they will to ensure that more youth in the County are self-employed.
“As others are struggling to give promises of job opportunities, we are creating real jobs for the youth,” said Joho.
Nassir said he will refurbish all the six blocks of toilets in Mvita constituency using the CDF money, and youth in the region employed to manage them.
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