Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has teamed up with his counterpart in the race, Awiti Bolo in a bit to ‘tame’ Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho. While addressing the press in Mombasa, Omar said that he was sure that Joho will not be the Mombasa governor comes August, lashing out at him for blocking advertising companies for erecting billboards of his [Joho] rivals in the gubernatorial race.
Omar said that he has already discussed the matter with Awiti and thw two of them are planning an action against Joho after Awiti’s billboards were brought down under instructions from the governor.
“Mark my words: Joho will not be the Governor of Mombasa County on August 9, it is common knowledge in Mombasa, in the media and different stakeholders in this County know it too, personally I do not need billboards, our agenda is out there and we have the best manifesto,” he said.
“I will push the relevant agencies to act, I have spoken to Awiti and he has said he has substantial evidence,” Omar added.
“It raises fundamental policy question in Mombasa County, intimidation of business people has reached a crescendo that has to be tamed, Joho has victimized players in different sectors ranging from the construction industry to advertising and I challenge you to take the bold step and ensure that we have our democratic space as provided for by the constitution, lets deal with him cleverly, do not bring down his billboards, he has nothing else to show for his four years in office even if his own billboards are erected next to dumpsites,” added Omar.