At least eight aspirants have shown interest in the Malindi parliamentary seat, four of whom are in ODM. The incumbent Aisha Jumwa is eyeing the Kilifi governor seat.The latest entrant, Kenneth Karisa, hails from Amwamkare clan, one of the larger clans within the Giriama subtribe of the Mijikenda.
Keneth Karisa Mulewa recently joined Pamoja African Alliance Party and he is battling out for the nomination ticket with former Malindi MP Hon. William Nataka Mtengo.
As the newly formed Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) positions itself to field candidates in the ODM dominant region in the 2022 General Election, tough political rivalry is in the offing between the new yet emerging PAA and old ODM.
That notwithstanding, Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) party stalwarts have intensified campaigns to popularize the party while at the same time the Party’s National Elections Board is concluding the Nomination process.
In Malindi, the PAA Party is very popular and is likely to get the Parliamentary Seat and all the 4 MCA Seats. Thanks to PAA members led by the two Parliamentary Aspirants Hon. Ken Karisa Mulewa and Hon. Willy Mtengo together with the PAA MCA Aspirants and other leaders, members as well.
The popularity of the party can be attributed to so many factors among them Aspirants’ aggressive efforts to market the Party. Both Willy and Karisa for instance have invested a lot to market the Party in Malindi Constituency. Despite joining the party just recently, Karisa’s efforts to ensure PAA is the most popular party in Malindi Constituency are remarkable.
The PAA Parliamentary nomination headache is no longer felt in Malindi. While addressing PAA members in Jilore Ward on Friday, both the two Aspirants expressed not only willingness and readiness to work together but unique solidarity highly needed in any competing environment like such.
"We are ready for the nomination outcome on Sunday. If the electoral college settles on my uncle Karisa, I will fully support him" Hon. Will Mtengo.
“We are all fit to take Malindi Forward. Our concern is Malindi. Malindi interests surpass our interests as leaders and people. I am ready to support my uncle Willy if the Board decides so.” Hon. Karisa Mlewa