The troubles facing Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Tuesday escalated after officials in President Uhuru Kenyatta's campaign team for the Coast region accused him of massive corruption, calling for a thorough investigation on his conduct.
Led by the Jubilee candidate for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat, Suleiman Shahbal, the leaders accused Joho of misappropriating Sh40 Billion that the county had received from the National Government.
Shahbal’s running mate, Ananiah Mwaboza, who is also a former MP for Kisauni, claimed that Joho was not concerned with development and accused the governor of being a conman who wanted to build a family empire.
“We are aware that over 100 companies in Mombasa belong to Joho and his family. This is what they are calling the Sultan’s empire,” Mwaboza stated, adding that legal action would soon be taken against the Mombasa governor.
At the same time, the leaders criticised Joho’s attempt to attend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s event during the re-opening of the Mtongwe ferry, claiming that the governor was creating drama to distract residents from his failed leadership.
On Monday, President Kenyatta vowed to teach Governor Joho a lesson, accusing the county boss of disturbing him and interfering with his work.
The President's warning came as a contingent of security officers deployed by the government put Joho under office arrest to bar him from attending an event presided over by Uhuru in Mombasa.
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