Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has issued a 24 hour ultimatum to his Nandi counterpart Stephen Sang, MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) for alleging that he is a notorious drug lord.
Joho responds to drug trafficking allegations, issues 24 hour ultimatum
Allegations were made by 3 Jubilee MPs
Through Ochieng K & Company Advocates, Joho notes that the remarks were malicious, reckless and caused extreme damage to his good reputation and “brought him public ridicule”.
In the letter, Joho demands that the four offer unreserved apologies and admit liability.
The governor also wants them to pull down all audio and video publications in various social media platforms bearing the remarks in which the MPs and governor alleged that he is a notorious drug lord.
According to the letter, failure to comply with the demands by Joho will see his legal team pursue the matter in court.
The letter reads in part that “We have instructions to immediately set into motion legal action against you for defamation and seek damages for your spurious and slanderous statements.”
Jubilee MPs link Joho to drug trafficking
During a press briefing at parliament buildings, the leaders in question alleged that Governor Joho is a notorious drug lord who uses his position to advance his business and cover up illegal drug trafficking dealings.
According to Joho, the remarks portrayed him as a criminal, corrupt and a dishonest person and were a projection of anger towards him in a bid to gain political mileage.
The remarks saw a team of ODM legislators led by Babu Owino come out strongly to defend the governor Joho, challenging politicians who have evidence that can link him (Joho) with the Akasha brothers or any drug trafficking deal to step forward.
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