Senator Hassan Omar accused Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho of hurling insults at President Uhuru Kenyatta to win sympathy votes.
The senator said Joho should tell Mombasa residents what his achievements are instead of fighting Mr Kenyatta unnecessarily.
“Abusing the President is not heroism. We can only celebrate you if you deliver on the development promises you made and created jobs for the jobless youth,” said Mr Omar.
He told his supporters in Mombasa that he deserves to be elected because he is the most qualified. Speaking during his first main rally at Tononoka grounds in Mvita, Omar said Joho had failed to deliver and was engaging in sideshows.
Omar addressed the rally after touring different parts of the county.