Joho has the last laugh as degree case thrown out
16 October 2014, 18:30
Mombasa - Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho had the last laugh as the case investigating his degree qualifications was thrown out by the High Court Thursday.
Coastal leaders stood in solidarity when they joined the Governor to witness the High Court ruling on his degree where a three judge bench struck the case out over invalidity.
Joho, accompanied by Mombasa women representative Mishi Mboko was elated at the outcome and asked his rivals to stay away from Mombasa politics and join him in carrying out the development agenda of Mombasa county people.
“I want to say here categorically that my role is to fulfill the pledges of Mombasa people, those who are against development should join us,” Joho said.
The leaders led by Mombasa senator Hassan Omar and his counterpart Siaya senator James Orengo said that the court exercised its constitutional mandate to struck out the case to allow development in the county of Mombasa.
“We have seen justice prevail, we want to tell those who are against development to stay away from Mombasa county, what we want is development,” said senator Hassan Omar.
Speaking on behalf of the CORD team, Siaya Senator James Orengo assured governor Joho maximum support from the party and CORD coalition.
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Orengo further said that the push for a referendum was unstoppable, calling on coastal residents to support the plebiscite.
Dancing right in front of the county Assembly Headquarters at Uhuru Na Kazi grounds, the leaders vowed to unite coastal people irrespective of their political affiliations.
Rebel CORD Mps led by Kilifi Women Rep Aisha Jumwa, Kilifi South Mustapha Iddi and Lunga Lunga Mp Ayub Mwashetani also stood behind Joho and urged coastal people to stay united and not be cheated by leaders who have their political interests.
Mwashetani said despite of his stand against opposition push for referendum he would stand with governor Joho on matters of development.
Other leaders in attendance were Mps Thomas Mwandegu of Wundanyi, Kisauni Rashid Bensimba, Jomvu's Badi Twalib, Changamwe's Omar Mwinyi and senators Stewart Madzayo for Kilifi, Agness Zani and Orengo.
Other leaders were governors Husein Dhadho for Tana River and Kilifi's Amason Kingi.
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