Let’s work together, Achani tells opponents
New Kwale Governor Fatuma Achani has asked residents and her rivals to forget political differences and work together for the sake of progress.
She was speaking on Sunday when she and her deputy Josphat Chirema held a thanksgiving party at Mavirivitini Primary School grounds in Msambweni sub-county.
Achani extended an olive branch to those she competed against and asked them to join hands and work with her team to build Kwale.
The county boss promised that she will run an administration that will sustain the legacy of her predecessor Salim Mvurya.
“I want to call upon all those Kwale people who voted for and those who opposed me that I welcome them on board. Let’s come together now that politics is over,” said Achani, who is the first female governor in the Coast region.
Achani, who is a mother of two, was elected on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
“This is no time for boasting or gloating but now that I am the governor I want all of us to get back to work and deliver to the people,” she said.
More than 1,500 people attended the thanksgiving party.
Mvurya also attended the ceremony and thanked Kwale people for allowing him to serve them for two terms.
He asked residents to support Achani’s administration the way they supported his.
“I will give the new county government all my support, advice and expertise,” said Mvurya.
Mvurya urged Kenyans to pray for their leaders rather than criticising them soon after elections.
Achani holds a law degree from Moi University and a diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
Before joining politics, she worked as an associate advocate with Maina Njenga and Company Advocates in Mombasa.