Mombasa,KENYA: Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Wednesday recorded a statement at the Coast Provincial Police headquarters regarding the faking of his Form Four KCSE certificate.
The embattled governor arrived at the police at around 10:30 am, accompanied by his ODM colleagues including his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi, Senator James Orengo and MPs Abdullswamad Nasir (Mvita), Rashid Bedzimba (Kisauni), Badi Twalib (Jomvu) and Mishi Mboko (Woman Rep).
Mr. Joho spent over two hours inside the police station.
He is under investigation after the national examiner declared his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education papers fake.
After hours of grilling, Joho addressed his supporters who were blocked from entering the police station, expressing confidence that he will be cleared in the case, and he will be in the ballot come August.
Mr. Joho once again, claimed that President Kenyatta was behind his woes.
“I want to tell you that despite all this, my stand is still the same, I will never be shaken and I don’t fear anybody,” said Joho.
He accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of using independent institutions to intimidate him.
“I want to tell President Kenyatta to use this energy he is using to fight me to serving Kenyans and improve their livelihoods,” added Joho.
ODM leaders who accompanied him as Lawyers -James Orengo, Amason Kingi and Mohamed Balala, said Joho had no case to answer.
Amason Kingi said the issue is political but Jubilee is afraid to face them politically, that’s why they are using institutions to fight the opposition.
“We went there and as a lawyer there is no case, and I want to tell Jubilee, political case is dealt politically,” said Kingi.
James Orengo said the allegation is just mere propaganda and promised to represent Joho by all means.
“If you touch Joho you have touched Raila Odinga, if you touch Joho you have touched me, so I will represent Joho by all means,” said Orengo.