Former TV anchor Mwanaisha Chidzuga will face off with her brother for the Matugu parliamentary seat in the upcoming 2022 General Election.
On Monday, September 20, the celebrated media personality was endorsed by a section of her family in the seat that her brother has also expressed his interests.
Speaking moments after her endorsement, Chidzuga said she was ready to serve Matuga residents and thanked the elders for having trust in her.
“I have accepted the endorsement and I want to state that I will carry out my duties diligently if I am elected as the Member of Parliament next year,” she said.
This is likely to cause a rift within the family as her brother Hassan Chidzuga has also declared interest in the seat.
He expressed the need for the family to deliberate further on the choice candidate without any malice or ill-will insisting that there was no rivalry or disagreement between the two.
“What is happening is that everyone is just declaring their interest in the seat. There is no rivalry or bad blood. It just that she has come out first to declare her bid,” he said.
He further said that the Chidzuga’s family will convene another meeting to strike a deal on who will vie for the seat as the 2022 General Election nears.
“I am also declaring that I will be vying for the seat. We will sit down and decide who will run for the seat on behalf of the family,” Hassan stated.
Both Mwanaisha and Hassan are the siblings of former Kwale Woman Representative Zainab Chidzuga who died recently.
Known to have a great influence in matters of politics, the Chidzuga family is closely related to former Cabinet Minister Chirau Ali Mwakwere, a longtime Matuga MP.