Members of Parliament from the coastal region have urged governors; Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), and Salim Mvurya (Kwale) to unite before 2022. 

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Speaking during the Madaraka Day celebrations on Saturday, the legislators said that the unity of the trio is critical if they want to be part of the government, after President Uhuru Kenyatta completes his second and final term in office.

Addressing Mombasa residents at Tononoka Grounds, Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo said that the region has continued to suffer for years, because of disunity. 

He noted that unless the leaders unite right now, they are not likely to reach their dreams. 

Mbogo reminded the three county bosses to stand together so that they can make their dreams count. 

“Joho, Kingi and Mvurya, you all have to show us the way, time has come for us to decide our own destiny,” said Mr Mbogo, as quoted by Daily Nation.

"(Mr) Joho and (Mr) Kingi say they are eyeing the presidency but we need to have one leader," he added.

Likoni MP Mishi Mboko urged other leaders from the region to back Joho, in his bid to succeed President Kenyatta. 

She said that the governor has what it takes to win the hearts of Kenyans if he is given the support from the region. 

Joho has remained confident that he is the right candidate to beat Deputy President William Ruto.