Dado joins race to unseat Godhana and reclaim seat he lost in 2017
Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dado has declared his intention to unseat Tana River county Governor Dhadho Godhana in the 2022 General Election.
It was the first time Dado appeared in public since he suffered injuries in a freak accident six months ago.
“Because of the rumours doing rounds, I decided to make an impromptu visit to come and meet my people and kick off my campaign in Laza town,” he told his supporters during a rally at Hola at the weekend.
The CAS suffered an injury on the hip joint. He went for specialised treatment abroad to enable him to walk again.
Dado said he is still unable to walk properly but assured residents that he would be back in action by mid-next month.
Dado is yet to declare the party he will use to contest for the gubernatorial seat.
He at the same time dismissed claims by the current leadership, led by Governor Godhana, that the county has been paying debts left behind during his tenure, saying the money could have been paid in one year.
Last weekend, business came to a standstill at Hola town after hundreds of residents turned out on the streets to welcome him.
Dado also criticised the current regime for failing to utilise the Sh8 billion allocated to the county by the national government.
“This is where I began my development. I tarmacked roads, installed street lights, built a hospital and freshwater, yet during my tenure the county was getting Sh3 billion. Where is the Sh8 billion allocated today?” he posed.
He said out of the Ksh3 billion, his administration would spend only Sh1 billion on salaries and expenditure and channel the rest towards development programmes.
At the same time, Dado urged residents to urged residents the youth not to allow politicians to use them to cause violence.