Lamu Governor Issa Timamy has dismissed rivals eying his seat, saying he is confident of retaining it in the August 8 general election.
On Thursday, Timamy told supporters that he is not afraid his rivals, as he has performed his gubernatorial duties to the best of his ability and deserves re-election.
The county boss said his government has boosted local business and also linked local investors to global markets.
Timamy added that his administration has promoted security, adding that the county is now safe compared to how the situation was four years ago.
The Governor further said his administration has empowered women, youth and Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD).
Timamy also observed that the rate of unemployment has reduced in the county.
“My government has performed and that is why I am seeking re-election in order to initiate more projects that will benefit the people,” he said as quoted by People Daily.
Timamy said he will allocate more money to development projects if re-elected.
The governor asked his rivals to prepare for a tough battle.
Several aspirants have lined up to send Timamy packing.
Fahim Twaha contesting on a Jubilee ticket, Swaleh Imu (Wiper) and Abdallah Fadhil (ODM) are all seeking to unseat Timamy.