Police had to be called upon and salvage a potentially dangerous situation that arose during Raila Odinga's Presidential campaign rally in Mkomani Mombasa county. The rally had been peaceful and destined to be a success until Mombasa County gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko showed up at the venue. A few minutes after the former Nairobi Governor arrived, chaos broke out from irate youths who were demanding that Sonko leaves and attacked his convoy.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho happens to be one of the most popular politicians in the country and one of the most vocal in his sentiments. The governor is in his second term and will therefore be exiting the governor seat come August. Despite the Governor's popularity around the country, not much is known about his wife of more than a decade called Madina Fazzini.
Nairobi ex-governor Mike Sonko aide, Bill Gatsere has been hospitalized after a scary attack by machete wielding goons in Mombasa. According to sources, Bill was attacked with the said crude weapons by some unknown assailants who left him for the dead. A number of his close allies have accused the current Mombasa Leadership of having a hand in the worrying attack.
The political rallies are getting hotter with section of leaders now getting personal. Hon. Raila Odinga has been touring the coast region and today he brought the coast region into a stand still with his tough message promising to settle the landless. But even with heated Azimio La Umoja Team rallies, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has delivered sad evening news and according to him, "The people of Mombasa join our brothers and sisters from the United Arab Emirates in mourning the passing on of their President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The County governor of Mombasa Ali Hassan Joho has fearlessly lashed out at the Deputy President William Ruto during their Azimio rally in Mkomani. While speaking to their supporters, Joho has allegedly alluded that DP Ruto once lectured him on how he didn't go to school and hence had no idea on matters of managing the port of Mombasa.
His Excellency Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the previous second Governor of Nairobi Region, appears to have continued his political career after being relegated to the office of Governor of Nairobi. The divisive politician is back, and he'll be running for Mombasa Regional Governor in the upcoming fourth general election, according to the Wiper Kenya Democratic Movement.
Just few days ago Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance experienced a massive defection after Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party headed by Governor Alfred Mutua and PAA party of Amason Kingi announced their exit from the coalition after claiming that there is lack of transparency and accountability This forced Raila Odinga to tour the areas of Kilifi after details emerged that division was looming among his supporters after Kingi defected to Kenya Kwanza.
Today another history was witnessed at KICC when Raila Odinga unveiled Martha Karua as his running mate. A move which has seen most of Kenyan supporting his suggestions of accepting Martha Karua as his deputy vice president if he wins August nine general elections. Coast region was not left behind since Raila Odinga has offered the outgoing Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho to be cabinet secretary of lands in his government.
A day after ODM Party leader Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho faulted Kingi for ditching Azimio La Umoja, the Kilifi Governor has finally responded. This was during a PAA meeting whereby Governor Amason Kingi was meeting all stakeholders to discuss their deal with Deputy President William Ruto which saw them to join Kenya Kwanza coalition
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has slammed Raila and Azimio for their plan to appoint Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho as minister of Lands if elected. Speaking at Tharaka Nithi where he had attended burial ceremony of the late brother of UDA presidential running mate , Rigathi Gachagua,Mudavadi has stated that giving Joho to be in charge of land ministry was not a good idea.
Amani National Congress [ANC] Party leader Hon Wyclife Musalia Mudavadi, who is among the Kenya Kwanza Principals. He has broke his Silence on Raila Odinga appointing Joho as the Minister of Land. During his Running mate Announcement. The Azimio One Kenya Alliance Hon Raila Amollo Odinga appointed Ali Hassan Joho as the Minister of Land, Peter Munya as the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary and Kenneth Marende as the Speaker of the Senate, if he hopeful Ascends To Power Ahead of August 9th.
BREAKING: Raila Picks Martha Karua As Running Mate, Gives Kalonzo, Munya, Oparanya, Joho These Posts
Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has announced Martha Karua as his substantive running mate ahead of the August elections. He further revealed the positions each of the Azimio principals will get once he forms government. Kakamega Governor Wickliffe Oparanya, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho were some of the beneficiaries.
Raila Odinga Has finally made his final decision and announced his final who will be his running mate. Martha Karua has been named as Raila Odinga's running Mate. Other contestants for the position have been given vital roles and Hassan Joho is among the top contestants for the top seat who are expected to land into a very Lucrative job incase Raila Odinga wins the election.
Ndindi Nyoro, a member of parliament for Kiharu, has voiced her opposition to the nomination of Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho to the position of Lands Cabinet Secretary in the Azimio cabinet. However, according to Nyoro, Joho is nothing more than a socialite and is not the type of serious person who is required to manage land affairs.
The ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi has hit hard on Joho making it clear his appointment as the Azimio CS in the ministry of lands as equal to leaving a goat under the guard of a lion. He is clear Joho is the biggest problem especially to issues of land that affect the coast region.
Musalia Mudavadi who is among the allies of Kenya Kwanza today stated that How Joho will be minister for lands when he is part of the problem. This comes after Raila Odinga said yesterday that if he takes up the government Joho will be the cabinet secretary of Lands.
Hon Wyclife Musalia Mudavadi, the leader of the Amani National Congress [ANC] Party, is one of the Kenya Kwanza Principals. He has spoken out on Raila Odinga's appointment of Joho as Minister of Land. During the announcement of his running mate. If Raila Amollo Odinga's Azimio One Kenya Alliance takes power before August 9th, he will select Ali Hassan Joho as Minister of Land, Peter Munya as Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, and Kenneth Marende as Speaker of the Senate.
There is songs, dance and Celebrations at KICC as political supporters of Azimio are already gathered ahead of today's crucial announcement. The crowd making its way to the venue of the meeting hours before even the arrival of Uhuru and Raila Odinga to the meeting point. A spot check at the venue has revealed that the crowds are gearing up for a Martha Karua announcement today, as they chanted Raila's and Karua names during the song and dance Celebrations.
The United Democratic Alliance, UDA, party chairman Johnson Muthama is the latest leader allied to the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, who has criticized leaders from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance over their remarks on what has been alleged as the Kenya Kwanza Coalition agreement. Speaking to the media on Friday, Muthama stated that the sentiments by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Thursday, that Ruto has shortchanged other leaders, and is trying to revive the BBI through the back door are speculations, and fake news.
Former prime minister has named wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka as part of his cabinet team should he win in the August 9 election Speaking at the Kenya International Convention Center (KICC) on Monday, May 16, the presidential aspirant Raila Odinga noted that Musyoka would serve the role of chief cabinet secretary and tasked him with the coordination of core government functions.