At a meeting in Mombasa that was used to unveil Ms Shuma as the potential second deputy governor of Mombasa County Monday 22nd May 2017 , Omar exuded confidence in unseating the incumbent Joho. Omar has likened his ‘revolution’ to that which led to the removal of Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak from power saying women will be actively involved in his quest to clinch the top county seat.
senator Hassan Omar and his running mate Linda Shuma-UPESINEWS
BY KORIR JUMA/CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,22ND MAY 2017-39 year old Linda Mariwa Shuma will now be running mate to Mombasa governor aspirant Senator Hassan Omar .Omar is seeking to overthrow the incumbent Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. Shuma who is also the president of Lions Club Mombasa Bahari branch is an entrepreneur who runs a catering management business dealing with corporate and social events.
The business lady has also been involved in community empowerment initiatives since 2014 when she together with a friend started a Community Based Organisation (CBO) with interests in Education and mentoring, community library and scholarships.
In her speech Ms Linda said her and Omar’s vision is to bank on the strong human rights background of Hassan Omar to ensure that all Mombasa residents are treated equally and there is unequally distributions of resources.She noted that the current governor leadership has not made much strides in serving the Mombasa residents owing to inequality that continue to be seen in the county.She exuded confidence that they will win the August 8th polls.
The move now clears the way for a spirited battle with the Incumbent Hassan Joho.
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