Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali, popularly known as Moha Jicho Pevu, on Tuesday, November 19, led a group of protestors as they marched to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho's office.
According to a report by People Daily, the group, comprising of members of the local business community, civil society and MCAs demanded that the governor comes clean on his personal interests in the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project.
"We want to know why the governor has abandoned us. Is he a beneficially of the SGR monopoly?" the Nyali MP posed.
Brandishing placards written 'First Action Business Community', the vocal crowd accused the governor of having direct financial benefits from the enforcement of the SGR cargo evacuation policy.
Despite the best efforts by security personnel at the county offices to keep the protestors at bay, Moha and his troops stood firm and aired their issues.
“We were cheated about the suspension of the SGR order. The SGR monopoly is still on and off and road transporters do not get the cargo. We want cargo owners to be allowed to choose who should transport their consignments," the former investigative journalist lamented.
“The people of Mombasa want answers to why the governor is so quiet while the economy of the people he represents is being killed. Why Joho can’t talk about the mandatory cargo transportation is an indication of him being part of the deal,” he alleged.
Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir have been vocal supporters of Moha's movement, and they were present during the latest protests.
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