Division rocks Jubilee team in Mombasa over funds

Suleiman Shabhal and Najib balala together with other Mombasa Jubilee parties addressing the press in Mombasa. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa,KENYA:Disagreement over funds is threatening the unity of Jubilee leaders in Mombasa.

This was after a section of the party leaders accused the former Mombasa gubernatorial seat aspirant Suleiman Shabhal and his running mate Anania Mwaboza and Jomvu Politician Karisa Nzai of embezzlement of funds meant to campaign for president Uhuru Kenyatta in the run up to the October 26th presidential polls.

The faction led by former Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima, former Nyali MP Aspirant Ashraf Bayusuf, former Women rep aspirant Amina Abdalla , former Mvita MP aspirant Mohamed Tenge among others have accused the trio of pocketing a balance of sh 6 million meant for campaigns.

“I was supposed to receive sh 4 million to campaign in Likoni but I only received 2 million which was not enough to ferry Jubilee supporters to polling stations.”Former Likoni MP told journalists at a press conference.

The leaders have further termed that as a reason why lesser people voted for president Uhuru Kenyatta in October 26th as compared to August 8th.

According to the faction each of the 6 constituencies was to receive sh 4 million for campaigns but only Mvita and Likoni received sh 2 million each .

The leaders further said that it had to take the intervention of Tourism CS Najib Balala and several members of the GEMA community in Mombasa to finance the campaigns.

The faction have disowned the trio and urged them to explain how the campaign funds were used.

This new development comes just a week after former deputy governor aspirant Anania Mwaboza blamed the poor performance of the Jubilee party in Mombasa on Tourism CS Najib Balala and former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar whom he said did not work hard to bring in the desired numbers.

The trio have not yet responded to the accusations.