Joho invites Shahbal to help him fight drugs

Governor Joho (right) and his running mate. PHOTO: BRIAN OSWETA

Mombasa,KENYA:Mombasa governor  Hassan Ali Joho on Saturday invited his Jubilee rival Suleiman Shabhal to join hands with him in fighting drug trafficking.

Speaking shortly after being pronounced and issued the certificate of governorship by IEBC official Nancy Kariuki, Joho reiterated that some of his opponents had perfect manifestos that were meant to uproot drugs in Mombasa .

“Some of them proposed in their manifestos that they have good ideas on how to eradicate drugs, I welcome them and ready to work with them to improve the standards of living of people of Mombasa.” Joho said.

Joho who beat among others Suleiman Shahbal of Jubilee party and Hassan Omar of wiper democratic movement had badly been bashed by his opponents  during the just concluded campaigns over what they term as his failure to eradicate drugs in the county.

Suleiman Shahbal had vowed to prioritize the fight against drugs if elected pledging to  propose capital punishment for convicted drug barons.

Hassan Omar had also attributed the growing drug trade in the county to a network in the county that makes it favorable for them to operate.

Joho was issued the victory certificate alongside  Women representative elect Aisha Hussein Mohammed, and  Mohammed Faki   the senator elect.