7 times 'fearless' Mombasa Governor has clashed with authorities

The governor was then detained for close to four hours by the police over claims of trespassing while protesting land grabbing in the area.

This is after Joho stormed the police station demanding the release of 10 county inspectorate officers who were arrested while conducting demolitions early on Monday.

A standoff  ensued at the police station as Joho insisted the police had no authority to arrest his county officers while they were performing their duties.

"We can no longer enforce county laws because of fear of police. We have a case where police are supervising illegal construction," Joho said.

The Governor said he will now go to court to seek for determination in terms of enforcement over the matter.

This is however not the first time the governor has been detained by the police, Joho has had several run-ins with authorities all of which have ended with him vowing not to back down.

Joho vs Police

In early 2017, Governor Joho, Abdulsamad Nassir (Mvita MP), Rashid Bedzimba (Kisauni), Suleiman Dori (Msambweni) were held at Mombasa police headquarters for close to six hours under unclear circumstances.

The government also briefly withdrew his security detail and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi.

Joho vs The President

Governor Joho and President Uhuru Kenyatta have no love lost for each other.

The two have publicly toured into each other and called each other despicable names without batting an eyelid.

Early this year during the launch of Buxton footbridge Joho publicly lectured President Uhuru by telling him off for taking credit for development projects he did not initiate.

Joho vs Nelson Marwa

On January this year, the government through the Mombasa county commissioner, Nelson Marwa raided and ransacked the houses of Joho’s relatives and friends, alleging to search for weapons and drugs.

He later dared the President to arrest and prosecute him if he had any evidence linking him to the narcotics trade.

Joho vs KNEC

The governor early this year was forced to record a statement with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after the security agency summoned him over forgery claims of his certificates.

The government then moved to bar him from defending his gubernatorial seat but the governor moved to court where he obtained orders preventing the police and the Director of Public Prosecutions from arresting, charging and prosecuting him.

Joho vs Chief Licensing Officer

On March this year Joho defied orders to surrender his firearm to the office of Chief Licensing Officer Samwel Kimaru.

In a post on his official Facebook account, Joho said he had received a call to surrender his gun immediately.

"I have received a call from Kimaru, the Chief Licensing Officer for Firearms and he has instructed me to return my licensed firearm immediately to the nearest police station but I have refused to do so until I get a formal communication."  The post read.

Joho vs KRA

Joho together with his family owned freight business has had several running’s with the taxman.

On February this year the government shutdown Auto Port Freight Terminal in Mombasa, a business enterprise owned by Joho's family despite a court order.

On March this year, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) ordered for a freeze on his bank accounts.

In a letter from the authority’s commissioner in charge of investigations and enforcement Justus Kiuvu, KRA directed Stanbic Bank to freeze Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho's six bank accounts.

KRA again mid this year wrote to Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) asking the bank to furnish them with Joho's statement from 2011 to date.

The governor later claimed that the government had blocked his KRA PIN number in order to ensure that he fails to file his tax returns by the June 30 deadline, adding that the government wanted to freeze his bank accounts to frustrate his political career.

Joho vs GSU offices

The Mombasa governor early this year almost exchange blows with the Presidential security detail after the GSU and Recce police officers stopped and blocked by from attending the launch of the Mtongwe ferry.

Plain clothed and uniformed police officers stopped the governor’s convoy at Nyali Bridge, while on his way to the launch.

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