Differences between Awiti and Omar play out during Kalonzo’s tour

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Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka speaks to Nyali MP Hezron Awiti Bollo as Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar Sarai listens during a rally at the Tononoka ground in Mombasa county.

By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN

newsdesk@reporter.co.ke

The rivalry between two Wiper Party Mombasa Gubernatorial seat aspirants played out during party leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s two-day Coast region tour.

Nyali MP Hezron Awiti Bollo and Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar Sarai who want to oust Governor Hassan Joho used the tour to measure each other’s political strength.

Supporters of the two candidates used Mr Musyoka’s coast tour to indicate who among the two was their favourable candidate to oust Governor Joho.

On the first day of Mr Musyoka’s visit, people who are suspected to have been Mr Omar’s supporters heckled Mr Awiti around Mikindani in area.

The Wiper leader watched in disbelief as drama unfolded at Mikindani ward in Jomvu constituency.

A section of party supporters heckled Mr Awiti who is party national treasurer when the entourage traversed the port city.

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Wiper Democratic Movement party leader Kalonzo Musyoka,  Nyali MP Hezron Awiti Bollo and Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar Sarai during a rally at the Tononoka ground in Mombasa county.

However, on the second day of the tour Mr Omar found the going tough during a rally at the Tononoka grounds when the Mombasa senator started speaking.

Charged youths suspected to have been Mr Awiti’s supporters heckled and booed Mr Omar as they chanted pro-Joho’s slogans.

It took the intervention of Wiper party national chairman David Musila to calm down the rowdy crowd.

Mr Omar at one stage was seen pleading with Mr Awiti to urge the rowdy youths to stop heckling him.

During the meeting Mr Omar lashed out at a section of ODM leaders who had demanded that Mr Kalonzo tone down his presidential quest in the next polls.

The Mombasa Senator also hit out at Mr Joho’s development record saying it was wanting.

 

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