Mombasa politician Selina Maitha Breaks Silence After Poll Loss

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Mombasa politician Selina Maitha Lewa has vowed to remain in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) despite having lost the county gubernatorial race to ODM during last year’s general election.

Selina, who was Hassan Omari Sarai’s running mate on a UDA ticket during last year’s polls, refuted claims she has ditched the East African Legislative Assembly [EALA] legislator’s camp.    

She pledged her loyalty to UDA and vowed to stay put.  

“Stop poking noses about where I am as the time of politicking is over until the next election circle,” she said.

Selina said the next elections will be in 2027 but for now they should work for the electorate.

She broke her silence during a function presided over by Sarai who doubles up as UDA National Vice Chairman. It was during an empowerment event for Persons with Disabilities [PWDs] part of who played an active role in his campaign and the President’s victory held at YMCA Kizingo, off Nyerere Road opposite the former office of the Mombasa Senator.

She urged all elected leaders to rally behind President William Ruto’s efforts to revive the country’s collapsed economy inherited from the Jubilee administration.

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Selina told off politicians telling them that time for politics is over until 2027 arguing that now it is time to serve the electorate.

She added that for the next four years it is time to serve the electorate and create employment for them.

“Infighting and divisions among ourselves will hamper development in the country,” she disclosed.

Selina was Mombasa businessman Suleiman Shahbal’s running mate in the race to succeed the first Governor. 

She defected to Sarai’s camp after Shahbal withdrew his bid in the race to succeed Hassan Joho.

Selina, 45, is the sister to former Cabinet Minister and Kisauni MP Karisa Maitha, who died in 2014.

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