Joho slams President Kenyatta for hijacking projects to gain political mileage


Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Thursday told off President Uhuru Kenyatta saying he is hijacking projects belonging to the Grand coalition government to score political points.

Speaking in Bamburi in Mombasa on Thursday, Joho castigated the Jubilee government saying most projects President Kenyatta is launching were started by the Grand coalition.

According to Joho, Kenyatta is playing politics to win 2017 elections yet there are no projects he has initiated since he came to power in 2013.

“Let me say this, its political season again. Most projects were started by the last governments,” he said.

He also challenged the Jubilee administration to show Kenyans projects that it has started ever since it came to power.

“Let Uhuru show us projects done by Jubilee in 2016. Some people say we talk ill of the government which is not the case”, he added.

Joho was speaking during the Commissioning of  the Mombasa Storm Water Drainage Improvement Project Phase 2 in Bamburi.

The governor’s remarks come a few hours after President Kenyatta officially commissioned the Buxton Footbridge Non-Motorized Transport Project in Mombasa.

However, President Kenyatta who watched while Joho was making the remarks did not respond to him.

The president also commissioned the Ziwa la Ng’ombe Informal Settlement Infrastructural Improvement Project,Uhuru Kenyatta and officially opened the Mackinnon Meat Market which had been restored by the National Youth Service.