Mombasa Gover Ali Hassan Joho’s rally has been disrupted by police officers in Kinangop, Kwale County over unexplained reasons.
Police officers attack Governor Joho, interrupt his event
Police officers have attacked Governor Hassan Joho and forced him to abandon...
The rally had been organised by Kinango constituency aspirant Benjamin Tayari, which was already ongoing before officers descended on the residents.
As soon as Joho’s chopper landed, police threw teargas in the air throwing the whole forum into a limbo.
The officers told the residents to leave the grounds immediately provoking some of them to fight back.
OCPD Lawrence Charo, announced that he had received directives not to allow the rally to go on but failed to disclose by who.
Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori and Kwale Speaker Sammy Ruwa had already arrived to welcome Joho in the area before drama errupted.
Locals blamed Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya for the turn of events with speculations that he had instructed the police to disrupt the rally.
Joho had earlier announced that ODM would hold six Major rallies in the six counties of Coast region.
The move was meant to neutralise the gains By Jubilee Party after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s recent tour in the Coast.
The Governor stated that the rallies were meant to popularise the National Super Alliance (NASA) and ODM leader Raila Odinga to become the next president of Kenya.
He had confirmed that the rallies would start in Voi and culminate with a major rally at Tononoka grounds on March 27 where all ODM leaders would announce their political directions.
Joho has in the recent past exuded confidence that Coast is an ODM stronghold and will vote overwhelmingly for Opposition in the upcoming polls.
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