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Joho, Awiti to battle for Mombasa gubernatorial seat in 2017

08 May 2015, 12:34 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - Mombasa governor, Hassan Joho will face a tough battle to defend his seat in the Mombasa gubernatorial seat after Nyali Mp, Awiti Bolo announced plans to vie for the same seat in the coming general election.

Awiti blamed Mombasa County leadership for failing to deliver its promises like fighting drug trafficking and land grabbing.

Joho and Awiti are both from Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).

Awiti said among other things, Joho has failed to offer jobs to the youth and fight the drug menace that has claimed the most industrious generation of the youth within the county.

Joho and Bollo supporters have traded war of words in the past, with the most recent one being during Labour day celebrations where the Nyali MP was denied a chance to speak before the Mombasa Governor.

Mombasa women rep, Mishi Mboko, while addressing a gathering at the Mombasa stadium asked the government to investigate those who are behind the Uhuru Owino lead company where Awiti was alleged to be a stakeholder.

Read Also: CORD government might never be, western MPs warn

However, the Nyali MP has distanced himself saying that the claims are being perpetrated by people bend on tarnishing his name.

On Sunday last week, Awiti in the company of Kazandani ward rep, Mohamed Danda, and other supporters toured Kisima cha Neema church in Mshomoroni, New life and deliverance churches where he asked his supporters to elect transparent leaders in the next election.

“We are prepared for a tough war. We know it will not be easy but we will not relent. What I ask Mombasa people is to coexist and live in harmony,” said Awiti.

Joho has however remained silent over the issue.

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