Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan on Wednesday, November 18, called out Deputy President William Ruto for trying to influence coastal politics, yet he is not from the region.
The County head was fulfilling his promise of setting up a camp in the area when he dressed down the DP.
“Ata mimi siku moja nataka kuwa rais na nitakuwa rais. Watu hawawezi panga siasa Nairobi na kuja Msambweni tena.
“Kama nilienda kumpigia debe Imran Okoth Nairobi na pia seneta wa Kakamega na mjinga ana ujasiri wa kusema nisije msambweni,” Joho said.
Joho further explained that the DP’s decision to bring politics to his region angered him, adding that he is gambling with the lives of Msambweni residents.
On the other hand, Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya cautioned Joho from interfering with Msambweni politics noting that Msambweni is not a sub-county of Mombasa.
“I’ve heard a lot of politics from ODM politicians. Some of the remarks are from my brother governors that they will come and camp here for combat. I wish to tell them that Kwale is the home of civilised politics, not war,” Mvurya remarked.
Mvurya is supporting Feisal Bader who is vying as an independent candidate in the by-election.
Despite Jubilee party secretary-general Raphael Tuju announcing that Jubilee will not support any candidate, DP Ruto announced that he will support Bader.
The DP had earlier on supported Sharlet Mariam Akinyi for the hotly contested seat.
However, Akinyi, later on, dropped out of the race and joined Raila’s team.
Led by Joho, ODM Coast region produced Omar Boga as their preferred candidate.