Joho defends Executives, downplays impeachment motion

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Mombasa and Tana River are among 15 counties set to be blacklisted over failure to clear suppliers debts COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has defended his Chief Executive Officers impeachment push saying the move is not sound due to lack of concrete evidence.

Speaking when he appeared before senate devolution committee, Joho said that the anticipated impeachment motion in the county Assembly of Mombasa is not viable due to what he called lack of concrete evidence against the targeted executives.

Mombasa senator Mohammed Faki reportedly petitioned senate to probe wrangles rocking the county of Mombasa, a move which Joho said that was occasioned by just hearsay.

“My brother Faki, I don’t know where he picked this ,he picked and brought it to the house, which isn’t true,” Joho said

A section of MCAs, vowed to impeach Mombasa county transport executive committee member Tawfiq Balala for what they term as incompetence.

However, Joho indicated that he is ready to take action and sack any chief executive of his government who flouts the constitution during execution of his mandate but on condition that there is concrete evidence against him.

He said that the impeachment motion has been due to personal differences among the players in the county.

“There is no way an executive would want to impeach an executive, because he declined to grant waiver for 200 vehicles, not to pay for parking. That is not a ground for impeachment,” Joho said.

However, the speaker of the county of Mombasa Harub Ibrahim failed to appear before the committee after it emerged that he was unwell.

The committee urged the scheduled impeachment motion for Tuesday to be halted and give them time to find amicable solution over the matter.