Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho says that he will be engaging in a new battle with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, when they make visits to his county.
Joho said that he will be holding parallel rallies in the county whenever the Jubilee party holds its rallies in the coastal county.
“Now that it’s time for campaign, I will take Jubilee Party head-on. If they hold a rally in Likoni, I will hold one in Mvita. If they go to Kisauni, I will pitch tent in Nyali — same day, same time and same minute. Then the people will decide,” he said.
He accused President Uhuru of mocking the Rabai people by claiming that the chairman of the ruling party comes from Rabai and that the region was well represented in Jubilee.
“That is a pure lie. Then why can’t he appoint him [Dzuya] the head of Public Service in his administration if he has the people of Rabai at heart,” Joho said.
The controversial governor has in the recent times engaged in supremacy battle of words with the head of state and his deputy, which has seen him locked from President Uhuru Kenyatta functions in Mombasa.
Last week, police blocked the Mombasa county boss from accessing the venue where the president was launching the new Standard Gauge Railway at Miritini in Mombasa, after similarly been locked out from an event where the head of state was re-launching the operations of Mtongwe ferry services earlier this year.