What Governor Joho Wants Uhuru - Raila Unity Pact to Address

  • By Jael Keya on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 8:46am
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    File image of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho Twitter
  • Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Tuesday made an appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga to ensure that families which lost their loved ones during election-related killings are compensated. 

    The county boss called on the national government to act fast to compensate residents, terming it an important step in reconciliation efforts. 

    "I am committed to seeing families that lost their kin compensated. This issue is close to my heart," Joho stated.

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    Joho cited that up to 92 people were killed and 86 others sexually assaulted as reported by local activists, figures that the police have disputed. 

    He further expressed that the agreement made between the two supremos should hasten the healing process for the families and the victims of the post-election violence. 

    The ODM deputy party leader was also among the first leaders to applaud the pact made between Uhuru and Raila during their Harambee House meeting on March 9.

    Posting on his Twitter, he asserted: "I wish to express my support for my party leader the Rt. Hon. @RailaOdinga in his efforts towards unity, peace & justice in Kenya. I pray that God gives him strength & wisdom to deliver a brighter future for all of us in this country."

    Additionally, he exclaimed: "To our party supporters, I wish to reassure you, our leadership has always been on the right side of history. As ODM, our faith in our leadership is resolute because it stands tried and tested. I also hereby pledge to be a joint custodian of all your concerns and interests."

    Joho's plea comes days after a section of coast leaders lead by Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, endorsed deputy president William Ruto for 2022 presidential elections despite him having announced his interest in the top seat.

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