Raila did not rig me out in ODM nominations,Mohamed Ali

Former KTN journalist Mohamed Ali at a past function. PHOTO: COURTESY.


Famously known as “jicho pevu” Mohammed Ali aka Moha, is a common household name following his career in investigative journalism.

Mohammed Ali who shifted gears from journalism to being a politician was elected as the Member of Parliament for Nyali constituency, Mombasa County.

Even after being beaten in the nominations by his rival Said Abdallah commonly known as Saido, Mohammed Ali went vied as an independent candidate where he emerged victorious.

Mohammed Ali, who did a door to door campaign, became the people’s favorite which was evident from his victory.

The Nyali MP has said that he does not blame the NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga over his allegedly rigged out ODM nominations.

Moha who recently reignited his beef with the Joho family  accusing them of attempting to use forced evidence to lodge a petition challenging his election in court revealed that it was the opposition leader Raila Odinga who introduced him to politics and termed him as his political father.

“Raila is my political father. When I was joining politics, I had a four-hour talk with him about it. He took me through his political journey. He allowed me to vie in Nyali and irrespective of what happened in ODM primaries at Nyali, I still view Raila as a father and a man I admire for his ideologies. I want to follow his footsteps to keep his legacy,” Said Mohammed Ali

Mohammed further added that he does not blame Raila for his downfall during nominations when he vied under the ODM ticket, saying that some people in Mombasa only use Raila’s name to their advantage.

He finalized by saying that, “The electorate was behind me and my victory is proof that I was rigged out of the nominations. Even during the elections, my name was missing from the IEBC register and I didn’t vote!”