Friday, January 29, 2016
Uhuru Does The Unimaginable To Joho ‘Illegal Businesses’ After He Lectured Him During His Mombasa Tour (See Details)
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho is a troubled man after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered two deports associated with his family allegedly engaged in illicit trade to be shut down.
The President, through an executive directive, ordered the closure of Portside and Autoport Freight stations with immediate effect.
The Mombasa Governor was involved in a tiff with the Head of State during his tour of the Coast region to drum up support for his newly formed Jubilee Party outfit.
Hassan Joho questioned Uhuru Kenyatta motives in visiting Mombasa and not bothering to inform him as the governor. Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko intervened on behalf of Uhuru and said Coast leaders had perfected the art of blackmailing the President.
Sonko went on to call Joho a burukenge (monitor lizard) and Punda Mulia (Zebra), insults that did not go down well with residents of the coast region.
Uhuru led the destruction of illicit sugar, rice and other commodities that were cleared by CFSs and he went on to state he won’t relent in his fight against illegal trade.
Joho had earlier stated that the two affected depots were not associated with his family, but by a one of their clients.
The Kenya Revenue Authority sealed the gates of the two CFSs and at the Kenya Ports Authority leading to protests by workers who demanded that the government should intervene.
A brother of Hassan Joho, businessman Abubakar Joho who is a director to one of the shut CFS, faulted the government failure to adhere to the Nomination Act.
They have since moved to court to obtain orders stopping KPA from suspending the nomination of the containers in their CFS.