Khajeel Mais' mother to run for PNP
Allana Mais, the mother of slain Kingston College student Khajeel Mais, will be running in the November 28 local government elections.
Mais will be contesting the Norbrook division on a People's National Party (PNP) ticket. She was today brought on stage by PNP President Portia Simpson Miller at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
Norbrook has traditionally voted for the Jamaica Labour Party (PNP), but Mais, who said she was "from a PNP family", believes she has a very good chance of winning.
The PNP today held the first of two national local government candidates' meetings. The second national councillor-candidates' meeting will be held on Wednesday in Montego Bay, St James.
Simpson Miller told councillor-candidates that they need to stay close to the people in their communities. She warned that they will lose if they are not on the ground.