Kilifi governor hopeful Gideon Mung'aro at a past event. [Photo/ kenyapoa.wordpress.com]
Kilifi North MP Gideon Mung'aro has criticized Governor Amason Kingi’s administration claiming its unfriendly policies have kept investors away.
The MP claimed both local and foreign investors are reluctant to invest in the county due to unfriendly investment policies.
Addressing supporters at Kilifi Town on Thursday, Mung'aro said Kilifi has lagged behind in terms of economic development because of Kingi's poor leadership that has allegedly kept off investors.
“Governor Kingi’s administration has been unable to woe foreign and even local investors to Kilifi because of poor leadership and decision making,” said Mung'aro.
He vowed to create a friendly investor environment if elected governor in the August 8 polls.
The rebel ODM MP further pledged to give incentives to investors as a way of wooing them.
The MP who is seeking to unseat Kingi on a Jubilee Party ticket said the county has rich resources that can be tapped to create wealth through investments.
Mung’aro also promised to push for laws and policies that will make Kilifi an economic and industrial hub.
Mung'aro has asked Kingi to brace for a tough battle come August.