300,000 people to march from Mombasa to Nandi over Joho, Sang spat

One of the posters used by the SME owners./Patricia Kalekye

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa traders have threatened to mobilize 300,000 people to march from Mombasa to Nandi in protest over remarks Governor Stephen Sang made linking Governor Ali Hassan Joho to drug trafficking.

Speaking in Mombasa during a protest march, the traders said they will not sit around while Sang smears Joho’s name.

The traders protested around Markiti market and Mombasa CBD area chanting that the governor is not a drug dealer.

“If he continues with his campaign of smearing Joho’s name, we will march 300,000 people, on foot to Nairobi then to Nandi hills. We are ready to walk 100 kms to Sang’s place so that he can explain to us what he wants,” said one of the traders.

Mombasa SMEs chairman Hamisi Dawa said Sang should concentrate with his county’s development rather than waste time attacking Joho.

“Stephen Sang should go deal with the cattle thieves in his county and leave us and our governor alone,” said Hamisi.

This comes a week after Nandi MP Stephen Sang allegedly said that Ali Hassan Joho deals with illegal drug trafficking during national assembly.

Sang vowed not to apologize over the remarks.