Major crack in ODM as supremacy battle intensifies in Coast region ahead of 2022

A bigger crack is looming in the Raila Odinga-led opposition after a section of his allies were involved in a power struggle and supremacy battle of the Coastal region ahead of the 2022.

In what appears as a battle for the control of the vote rich Coastal stretch, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho was yesterday in meeting with a section of the Coastal MPs days after his Kilifi counterpart met leaders of various political parties.

His allies would later on feign ignorance of the meeting, with others speaking in confidence while contacted for comments, with the County chief spotted playing golf at the Kilifi golf club hours later.

“We are headed to Nyali for the meeting,” said an MP who sought anonymity. In the afternoon the MP did not pick our calls.

This was after Kilifi governor Amason Kingi met the leadership of Kadu Asili, Shirikisho Party of Kenya, Umoja Summit Party of Kenya and Republican Congress of Kenya to push for the formation of the coastal outfit.

Reports indicate that Kingi and his Kwale colleague Salim Mvurya declined to answers calls when contacted about the agenda of the meeting, causing jitters among their supporters.

“It is a very bad political strategy to keep your supporters guessing. The good strategy is to tell them something, even if it is little,” said lawyer Abubakar Yusuf.­­­­­

The members of the four parties confirmed that they were tuning to a Coastal coalition before tabling it for adoption in yet another meeting scheduled for this week.

Kadu Asili Secretary General Jimmy Ngala and Chairman Joshua Kombora confirmed that the four parties had Kingi’s go-ahead to form the coalition.

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