Governor Hassan Joho records statement, claims life in danger
Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho, has recorded a statement with the police at the Provincial Headquarters claiming his life is in danger.
According to the statement, Joho alleges that unknown armed men were spotted around his house in Nyali.
He reported that neighbours spotted six civilian-clothed men armed with AK 47 riffles Tuesday evening near the Governor’s home, which is under renovation, in Nyali.
Efforts by the curious neighbours to inquire from the men on their mission did not bear any fruits as they claim that they were chased away.
There is a perceived conflict between the Jubilee administration and Governor Joho, following a series of verbal altercations between the governor and the Jubilee leaders.
In January this year, the government withdrew security detail of governor Joho and his Kilifi counterpart, Amason Kingi, in a move that was seen as an intimidation from the government to Joho, who has constantly engaged in a war of words with the Head of State over the government’s development projects at the Coast Region.
Though the government re-instated the governors’ bodyguards, Joho sent them away accusing the government of re-organizing his security detail to eliminate him.
On Monday, March 13, Joho was denied access to Mtongwe where President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-launching the Mtongwe Ferry.
Joho, who was accompanied by Kisauni and Jomvu lawmakers Rashid Bedzimba and Badi Twalib respectively, now wants the police to conduct a forensic check using sniffer dogs at the home.
Written by Michael Majanga
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