CORD leaders congratulate Joho for telling off Uhuru, Sonko
11 January 2016, 15:32
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has congratulated Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho for telling off President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Coalition during a rally in Mombasa.
Joho was in the news over the weekend for condemning President Kenyatta in Mombasa for ignoring him during his two week stay in Mombasa.
He also called out the ruling Jubilee Coalition for not working with opposition areas and regions despite them being Kenyans.
Joho was involved in an arguing match with Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko in the process but according to Raila, he is happy that Joho was able to stand up to the President in public.
" The stand taken by the Mombasa Governor in the face of continued bulling and disrespect was noticed by the CORD fraternity and is highly welcomed," Raila's spokesman Dennis Onyango told News24.
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ODM chairman John Mbadi was also happy to see Joho standing up for himself.
" The Jubilee government has shown itself to be a discriminative, oppressive and disrespectful leadership and it is nice to see Joho standing up against it," he added.
" It is unfair Mr President that you can come to Mombasa and ignore me. I am in the opposition yes, but that does not mean that I cannot work with the government to build the nation," he told Uhuru.
He then went on to tell Sonko.
" Sonko let me tell you, I am in ODM, you do not expect me to campaign for you when you are in Jubilee. That is the price of democracy. Don't get mad when I speak about ODM. You speak about Jubilee and me ODM," he added.
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