Mombasa County Government has already launched a massive campaign to clean Mombasa of posters allegedly publicizing witch-doctors who proclaim to be traditional herbalists cum professional doctors.
The County Acting Director of Inspectorate Charles Changawa said all the ‘Mganga’ ads found on electricity poles throughout the County will be brought down with immediate effect and the proclaimed “doctors” to facie arrests and prosecutions.
Speaking to Baraka FM at the County Inspectorate office on Wednesday , Mr. Changawa said they have decided to act in order to improve the image of the County which he said has been dented with such dubious ads.
“We will make sure that we find and remove all the ads in this county and burn them!” He said.
Earlier during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Tuesday, Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa had advised Governor Joho to ensure the posters are removed terming them as an embarrassment to the county.
“There is a day we were coming with tourists from the airport who asked me what the ads mean and they were advertising doctor love, and some funny stuff… I felt embarrassed and I urge you your Excellency to mobilize the county inspectorate to arrest all these “doctors”!” Said Marwa.
The posters always having a number written on them, can easily be spotted on electricity poles advertising various services such as treatment of fertility issues, land tussles, marital issues etc.
“It’s good that Mr. Marwa said this as we had already started removing them since Friday along the Mwembe Tayari road; it is an ongoing process through various divisions: Nyali, Changamwe, Likoni and the CBD .We will work together with the various heads of division to ensure that we remove and burn them” added Mr. Changawa.
Baraka FM’s efforts to try and reach some of the contacts given on some of the ads, which were exactly the same on three different electricity poles around Ganjoni area, bore no fruits as our phone calls went an answered