FISHERIES development minister Amason Kingi has dedicated his win for the Kilifi County governor seat to his slain bodyguard Harrison Maitha Mweni who died while protecting him during a rally in Mtwapa last year.
Kingi, who was declared Kilifi governor elect after clinching 94,868 pointed that if it were not for the bravery of his bodyguard he wouldn't have lived to win the election.
Addressing his supporters outside the Kilifi County hall amid tears, said his bodyguard sacrificed his life to make sure he is safe.
"If it were not for Harrison Maitha Mweni I couldn't have seen the door that am seeing today but today as I am celebrating with you I know wherever he is he should be happy to see that his effort have eventually bore fruits," he said.
Kingi emerged the winner in the contest that attracted 9 candidates after clinching votes.
Kingi, who was contesting on an ODM ticket was announced the winner after beating Francis Baya of URP who got 38,391 votes and Gabriel Katana of Kadu Asili who got 37, 346 votes.
"Kilifi County cannot be run by Kingi alone. The success of this county will depend on how we come together as leaders and push for the development agenda of this County," said Kingi.
Others who emerged winners include Stewart Madzayo who is the senate elect and Aisha Jumwa Karisa for the women representative seat.
Madzayo was attacked together with Kingi on the day he lost his bodyguard.
He managed to get 95882 votes while Aisha got 87288. Both are members of ODM.