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Joho's ally Ibrahim Kutri released as probe over drug trafficking continues


Police in Mombasa have launched investigations into Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho’s links to a drug suspect who was netted last Friday in Mombasa.
Coast regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa has said that police are surprised by the manner in which the County Chief is so determined to get Ibrahim Aharubi Khatri out of custody.
Speaking on Monday in Mombasa, Khatri said that Joho has been working to secure the release of Khatri thus interfering with police investigations.
“We wonder why the Mombasa Governor is struggling to secure the release of Khatri despite police warning him of the consequences,” added Marwa.
During a raid at his Ganjoni home on Friday last week, the anti- terror unit and criminal investigations officers netted three pistols from Khatri’s house, prompting them to arrest and detain him at the Regional police headquarters at Kizingo in Mombasa.
The same day, Joho flanked by Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba and Msambweni legislator Suleiman Dori were arrested and detained for not less than five hours at the police headquarters.
However, police denied arresting Joho, insisting that police did not at any time detain him for any reasons.
“Our interest was Khatri and not the Governor. The Governor self claimed arrest translates to hunting sympathy votes,” added Marwa.
However, Joho insisted that he was arrested and stood his ground that he will not be cowered in his bid for re-election.
Joho said that Jubilee Government is only intimidating Coastal leaders who have opposed and lashed out at it for hoodwinking the Coastal people.
“We told them right on their face that the projects they are launching here are donor-funded and not from Jubilee government. How can a deadly corrupt government deliver any development projects?” posed Joho.
According to Police, Khatri has been linked to car theft syndicate in the United Kingdom, cars which have been used to conduct illegal business and trafficking of drugs within East Africa.
Police also revealed that Khatri has been funding terrorism activities as well as groups like the MRC, Jaysh Ayman, Mjahedeen among other illegal outfits at the Coast.
He was released on Monday on a KES 20,000 cash bail without being charged, after Interpol said he was not on their ‘wanted’ list.

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