Taita-Taveta politics is gradually taking a different turn as both old and new faces emerge to vie for various elective posts.
Already three MCAs have expressed their desire to vie for parliamentary seats. In Wundanyi, Mbale –Wundanyi ward MCA Raymond Mwangola will battle it out with former area MP Mwandawiro Mghanga who wants to make a comeback after losing the seat in 2007 to incumbent Thomas Mwadeghu.
Mwadeghu, a two- time MP has decided to go for the Taita-Taveta county gubernatorial seat.
“I am determined to reclaim my seat and continue championing the rights of my people as I have always done,” Mwandawiro told i-MPACT NEWS in Voi.
In Mwatate Bura ward MCA Flumence Mshila will battle it out with incumbent Andrew Mwadime, both politicians from the opposition Cord.
“I have already made my mind about this and I am going to go all the way to clinch the seat,” says Mshila.
The Bura ward MCA served as a councilor for five years before being elected MCA under the new dispensation.
In Voi, John Maghanga, a nominated MCA representing persons with disability and deputy majority leader at the Taita-Taveta County assembly, will battle it out with the sitting MP Johnes Mlolwa.
Maghanga could take advantage of Mlolwa’s waning popularity to give the incumbent a run for his money but the bigger challenge will be clinching the party nomination as both politicians are Cord members.
On the other hand, questions will be raised as to what achievements the MCAs have made to qualify to vie for parliamentary seats, given that for majority of them, their performance in passing bills and exercising oversight has been dismal if not pathetic.
1.Raymond Mwakima Mwangola
I am determined to reclaim my seat and continue championing the rights of my people as I have always done