Shipeta Promises Badi a Run for His Money in August Polls

Jomvu MP hopeful Mathias Shipeta(left)and Mombasa Wiper Womem Rep Zamzam Mohammed (middle) during the launch of his manifesto at Mikindani on Thursday Jomvu MP hopeful Mathias Shipeta(left)and Mombasa Wiper Womem Rep Zamzam Mohammed (middle) during the launch of his manifesto at Mikindani on Thursday

Jomvu Member of Parliament hopeful Mathias Shipeta on Thursday unveiled his manifesto as he challenged his close opponent Badi Twalib to stop panicking and instead prepare for a defeat come August general elections.

Shipeta who has remained a major threat to Badi' reelection bid is vying for the seat on a Wiper Party ticket.

The Wiper candidate's popularity in Jomvu constituency is claimed to have forced the incumbent MP who was one time the party National Organizing Secretary to defect to ODM  in fear of defeat during recent party nominations.

The youngest politician in Mombasa is  however promising Jomvu residents a new style of leadership which he says  will see the constituency grow faster in terms of development and services delivery once he is elected in August.

Addressing over 300 participants during the launch of his manifesto at Mikindani, Shipeta appealed to the electorates to give him a change on 8th August general elections, saying his leadership will ensure the area gets good roads, quality health and sanitation services.

The 29 year old politician also blamed poor infrastructure, health and sanitation and lack of jobs among youth in the constituency on what he claimed to be poor leadership and bad governance 

"You have all seen many problems we are facing in Jomvu constituency as if we don't have a leader. We have to elect the right leaders that can help in tackling the messes particularly the issue of land where many still lack title deeds"  Mr Shipeta said.

Shipeta also warned his opponents and Badi in particular against using youths to cause chaos during campaigns.

"This man has been using our youths to cause chaos thinking through that he can win by disrupting my campaigns. Let him know that we are watching him closely and he must stop this nonsense" he warned.

Shipeta will be facing several contestants for the parliamentary seat in the August elections including Badi who is defending his seat on ODM ticket.

Other candidates include Karisa Nzai of Jubilee Party. Dan Aloo who is vying as an independent candidate after losing ODM to Badi Twalib during the parties nomination.

The manifesto launch was attended also by Ms Linda Shuma who is the Runing mate for Wiper Party candidate for Mombasa gubernatorial seat Hassan Omar Sarai,   Wiper Party Women Rep candidate Mrs  Zamzam Mohamed and the party Senator candidate Mr. Kisilu among others. 

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