Why Joho's Bodyguards Were Withdrawn

  • By Victor Nyakachunga on Thursday, 10 March 2016 - 5:56pm
    Seeking Answers
    Hassan Ali Joho addressing a rally in past event File image
  • Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has accused forces in the Jubilee government of trying to intimidate him after his bodyguards were taken away on Thursday morning.

    Following the withdrawal of his aides, the Mombasa Governor stormed into Coast Regional police boss' office demanding answers on the move that saw him lose his security detail.

    “I find this to be strange and out of procedure because matters touching on my security should be done in accordance with my consent and full involvement,” read the statement in part.

    According to Coast Regional police boss, Francis Wanjohi, Joho's officers were ordered back to their assigned stations following some arising issues.

    “For now, you can consider it official that the officers have been withdrawn. There are some policies which are coming up and the officers are needed back to their stations,” explained Wanjohi.

    Wanjohi added that the officers' absence was due to an ongoing national exercise in which security officers were being taken for advance training.

    On the other hand, Coast Regional Coordinator, Nelson Marwa, reportedly stated that the Governor's officers had intimidated and assaulted members of the public during campaigns in the hotly contested Malindi by-election.

    The County boss has, however, denied the allegations by Marwa, citing in a press statement that he had the right to security as an elected leader, hence the issue should not be treated as a favour. 

    Read also: How Supporting Raila is Bringing Me Frustrations – Joho

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