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Joho turns police summons in sympathy rally

Mr Joho hit out at the Jubilee administration and President Uhuru Kenyatta as a person, urging the president to use the energy that the head of state had directed towards him in fighting corruption and making the lives of Kenyans bearable, citing rising inflation.

By Priscillah Wanjirupwanjiru@kenyafreepress.comWednesday, 29 Mar 2017 14:37 EAT

The governor addressing his supporters after recording a statement at Mombasa DCI offices.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho was escorted by hundreds of his political supporters when he went to record his statement at the Mombasa DCI offices. Accompanied by his lawyer James Orengo and other leaders, Mr Joho addressed the people who had turned out in solidarity with to the station, where they were blocked by armed police from getting into the police station.

When the leaders were also blocked from accessing the police station, Mr Joho refused to enter the station until Amason Kingi, Senator James Orengo and MPs Abdulswamad Nasir (Mvita), Rashid Bedzimba (Kisauni), Badi Twalib and Mishi Mboko were allowed to go in with him. Members of the press were disallowed from the area where Mr Joho was being questioned.

At the ad hoc public rally that formed after his date with the officers, Mr Joho hit out at the Jubilee administration and President Uhuru Kenyatta as a person, urging the president to use the energy that the head of state had directed towards him in fighting corruption and making the lives of Kenyans bearable, citing rising inflation.

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