EACC clears Mombasa Governor of corruption allegations

EACC clears Mombasa Governor of corruption allegations

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Ali Hassan Joho, Mombasa Governor.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has cleared Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho of allegation of illegal allocation of Mwembe Tayari Market.

Director of Public Prosecutions  Keriako Tobiko confirmed Wednesday of having received Joho’s file from the EACC.

The DPP  said the anti-corruption commission has recommended the file be closed for lack of evidence.

Governor Joho was mentioned early this year in a report prepared by the commission in connection with the illegal allocation of the Mombasa’s historical market.

The report was handed to the President early March and  in turn, he handed it to Parliament and demanded that investigations against those mentioned adversely be conducted within sixty days.

Joho however defended himself against the accusations of corruption, denying involvement in the allocation of the market.

According to the Mombasa Governor, the process of allocating the market land started with a letter dated August 12, 1996, and addressed to the then Municipal Council of Mombasa.