[VIDEO] Joho's arrest by GSU brings unexpected trouble to Jubilee Party
This was after police mounted a heavy search on vehicles and people using Nyali Bridge in what Joho says was plan to arrest him.
The show of might and fight for coastal dominance has been in play. The Monday morning fiasco brought businesses on Mombasa Island to at a standstill ahead of the relaunch of the decade old Mtongwe Ferry.
The following are reactions out of the rare show off.
In an immediate response to the presidential acts, Mombasa governor Hassan Joho, said:
“Wanaenda ku-lanuch ferry ya zamani. They have actually blocked us. We were headed to support the launch of the ferry."
Joho continued: ”We used a bodaboda to make it to the ferry. The other roads were closed because we were trailed for a long time, and I opted to use my personal vehicle. So they did not notice that I had used my personal vehicle. They were waiting for the official vehicle.”
You may watch this video courtesy of Citizen TV Kenya.
Joho has been blocked from exiting his office today. Speaking in his office after the scuffle, the vocal Governor claimed the move has been made to stop him from defending his Mombasa County Government over claims by the President of poor performance, citing that the government was only awarded Sh17 billion for development, far below Uhuru’s Sh40 billion claim.
Speaking on a local channel shortly after the fiasco, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria says:
“If the opposition was to hire me on loan to advise them, I will advise them not to be opposing everything,”
He added: “It is not Joho’s right to attend the state function in Mombasa.”
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