Gatundu South MP Claims Joho Was Blocked from Uhuru Event to Screen Him for Drugs

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has now linked the drama witnessed at Nyali Bridge on Monday morning to the war on drugs.

Kuria, who is a close ally to President Uhuru Kenyatta, stated that Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho was blocked from accessing a presidential function to allow thorough screening of his team that was suspected to be planning to peddle drugs during the event.

“Since Joho became the MP for Kisauni, the percentage of drug addicts has multiplied four times, the President reserves the right to ensure such people are well screened through the use of sniffer dogs,” Kuria stated during an interview on NTV.

The Gatundu South MP added that Kenyatta’s function was yet to begin, adding that Joho was free to attend after the screening was completed.

The Governor was subjected to a dramatic incident at the Nyali Bridge as he sought to attend the reopening of the Mtongwe ferry.

At one point, Joho was forced to use a motorbike to escape the barricade that was reportedly targeting his official motorcade.

The hawk-eyed recce officers, however, nabbed Joho and a number of Mombasa MPs who had accompanied him.

The politicians were at Joho's office in Nyali where they will reportedly be stationed until Presdient Kenyatta's function ends. 

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