Did Joho bow to Jubilee’s pressure on this one?

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Mombasa governor Hassan Joho found himself in trouble with Jubilee politicians from the county yet again, this is after he initiated a project to have one of the roads in the county named after the latte Fidel Odinga. This was in a bid to honour the late Raila Odinga’s son.

Jubilee politicians led by nominated senator Emma Mbura criticised the move calling on Joho and his admnistration to focus on other ”pressing issues”, on matters honouring individuals the jubilee politicians called on Joho to go for icons from the region (Coast).

“Hakuna barabara itakayo tajwa mtu Mombasa mpaka mashujaa wa pwani kina Mekatlili wa Menza na wenginr watajwa.
Nimesema na lazima nisikizwe
Joho hana title deed ya Mombasa na pia lazima aelewe mombasa sio shamba la nyanyake.
Kiwanja cha Mombasa Primary aliwacha ki ibiwe na kujengwa na tukanyamaza maana ulojengwa ni msikiti na nyumba ya Allah hatuwezi ivunja maana ni mahala pa ibada.
Utawala wa mabavu na jeuri hauleti shangwe.
Tuta andamana na tutakuonesha Joho kuwa mombasa sio shamba lako” noted Mbura.

On his part another jubilee politician Matano Chengo also echoed Mbura’s sentiments.

“Why haven’t they renamed any road after Mazrui? We also have other prominent individuals like Mekatilili wa Menza who deserve that honour,” he said.

However in a post, Joho assured that they will also be honouring local icons.

“Today we honored Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga’s family by renaming the New Nyali Road after his late son Fidel Odinga. We also honored one of Mombasa’s favorite son the Late Prof. Ali Mazrui for his outstanding achievements by renaming Makadara road to Prof. Ali Mazrui road. 

Very soon we will also unveil other roads in honor of Mekatilili Wa Menza our very own warrior who led our people in a rebellion against the British Colonial Administration and Mr. Sadiq Ghalia for his exceptional work in heritage protection and conservation.’ posted Joho.

Senator Mbura replied by stating

“Now you are talking.
Kelele zangu zimesaidia.
Mekatilili wa Menza must come first.
Usitupeleke kama nguruwe mwitu. Kwani wewe ni nani????’

 

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