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Former CS Kambi promises Kilifi residents ‘uncontrolled’ child birth if elected governor

Former Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has told residents of Kilifi County that their roles will be limited to giving birth to children, if they elect him as their next governor.

Mr Kambi sensationally claimed that that his government will shoulder the burden of educating all children, while men and women’s duty would be purely to procreate.

Speaking in Mariakani Township, Mr Kambi said lack of school fees has forced many children to idle in the villages due failure by Governor Amason Kingi to set up proper scholarship and bursaries programme.

“We want men and women in Kilifi to discharge one role of giving birth and leave the county government to educate children,” aid Mr Kingi to laughter from the crowd.

“I assure you when you elect me as your next government, we will offer full scholarship to children who will score 300 marks and above and bursaries to those with mark below that. Parents will only take care of uniform and pocket money,” he said.


The Kadu Asili party leader is among front runners in the race for the Kilifi gubernatorial seat currently held by Kingi. Also in contention is Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro who will be flying the Jubilee Party flag.

Probably to ensure there is adequate maternity facility for women to deliver, Mr Kambi told the gathering that his government will construct fully fledged level five hospitals in all the six sub-counties.

In addition, he said his government will build eight Early Childhood Development Centers across the county presumably to ensure there is adequate space for all learners.

“My government will also construct eight classrooms in every primary school and 12 classrooms in secondary schools and not few classes and leave the rest of children learn under trees,” he said.

Mr Kambi also said his government will ensure legal action is taken against parents who fail to take their children to school.