Sunday, 13 March 2016

Mombasa Governor Joho ordered to return firearm or face arrest

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The mystery surrounding the validity of Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho's university degree deepened after the Kampala University administration dismissed claims by the Uganda national council of higher education that the degree was fake. The university's vice chancellor professor Badru Kateregga told a press conference in Nairobi that Joho's degree was genuinely awarded and cannot be recalled, claiming that the governor was a student at the university from 2009 to 2012 when he graduated.Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho faces fresh doubts over his academic qualifications that could see him lose his governor seat if the allegations are proved. Letters from Uganda authorities and the university that Joho is said to have studied shown to citizen TV cast doubts on the authenticity of the governor university degree. It will be the second time that questions are surfacing on Joho's degree that was a requirement for eligibility to contest the governor's seat. Early in the year, a Mombasa court cleared him to vie for his current seat after throwing out a case questioning the status of the university of study, and by extension, his papers. But as Sylvia Chebet reports, Joho was unavailable for comment.

Few months  back the government shut down two container freight stations belonging to Governor Hassan Joho’s family. KPA Managing Director Mr. Gichiri Ndua gave no reasons for closing the facility. Opposition CORD leader Raila Odinga has launched a scathing attack on the government for allegedly shutting down container freight stations belonging to the family of Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan JohoORD leader said the move echoes of the 1970s and ’80s when businesses were de-registered, slapped with hefty taxes and shut down because the owners were perceived to be anti-government or unwilling to toe government line.“The shutting down of banks associated with the likes of Andrew Kimani Ngumba in the 1980s and the forced collapse of businesses of Mr. Kenneth Matiba in 1990s comes to mind.”
 appeal to the Jubilee government to accept that Kenya is a multiparty state by law. That is not negotiable. Let Jubilee accept that in a multiparty environment, we can disagree without being disagreeable. Kenyans deserve an explanation on the closure of the two businesses associated with Governor Joho. It is our understanding that the government should create jobs, not kill them.”

He told the government to give an assurance in word and deed that the move by KPA was devoid of malice. On Thursday, two container freights stations, Auto Port and Port Side, belonging to Governor Joho’s brother Ali Hassan Joho, were shut down following a letter from KPA to the station managers dated January 21st.
Raila Odinga faulted the move saying it will frustrate the economy and lead to loss of jobs. . It was done through executive fiat, The Governor of the County of Mombasa Hon. Ali Hassan Joho stood up against the bullying tactics being employed by the national executive particularly to bully Governors from the opposition. This well-intended challenge to the presidency which has the backing of the Constitution, was certainly not received well by the National Executive. Revenge was sure to follow and it has .”
Mombassa governor Hassan Ali Joho now risks arrest for illegal possession of firearms, after the expiry of an ultimatum issued to him by interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery to return his fire arm .
Joho's brother Abubakar Ali Joho has returned his own firearm in protest, as coast regional police 

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