What Joho is planning to do about the President’s outburst
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho will not respond to the President’s outburst, Mombasa County Director of Communications and Public relations, Richard Chacha has said.
Chacha said that the President’s remarks will not receive any response from Joho since the matter has already been taken out of proportion.
Chacha said the Governor will not take the debate to any other level but will only concentrate on what is constitutional for the people he represents.
Joho had a constitutional right to attend the Mtongwe Ferry launch
“The Governor had a constitutional right to attend the launching of Mtongwe ferry on Monday. Ferries and harbours are devolved functions; why should he be barred?” posed Mr Chacha.
Chacha said that the Governor respects President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto and has not shown any disrespect to the President.
“The Governor also wanted to attend the Mtongwe ferry launch to show his support for such projects since he is directly involved in the development agenda of this County,” said Mr Chacha.
The Mombasa County Director of Communications and public relations added that Joho wanted to set the record straight concerning the money disbursed to the County by the central government.
“During his Sunday Rally, President Uhuru Kenyatta insisted that since 2013, the County has received over KES 40 billion from the Central government but the in real sense the County received less that KES 17 billion,” added Mr Chacha.
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Chacha however said the Governor might respond to the President’s remarks during his planned political rallies across the Coastal region before the end of the month.
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho was barred from attending the Mtongwe Ferry launch on Monday.
Security forces drawn from the anti- riot and General Service Unit later put him under office arrest for the whole day until late in the evening when the President had left for State House Mombasa.
However, political analysts in the region have said the incident is only building the Governor politically.