Renown Nairobi activist Boniface Mwangi, who unsuccessfully contested for Starehe MP seat in the last general elections has taken a swipe at Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho over the sorry state of Mombasa City.
Mwangi, well known for his boldness in fighting for the oppressed lashed out at Joho over the uncollected garbage that has ailed the coastal city, one of the world's most preferred tourists destinations in the country.
Mwangi accused Joho of concentrating on petty issues and instead putting minimal efforts to ensure the city was tidy by averting the garbage menace.
”If Joho could put as much effort in cleaning Mombasa as he has put in his personal visibility, Mombasa would be a whole lot cleaner. If Joho put as much effort in cleaning Mombasa as he has put in maintaining that famous beard of his, I bet it would be the cleanest city in the country. Mombasa could use a “Joho beard treatment”, washed and cleaned everyday,” Mwangi said on his social media account.
He called on Joho to deal with the garbage and leave a legacy of a governor who made Mombasa a clean city. Mombasa city has been grappling with garbage disposal and drainage issues over the years.
Mwangi also lamented on the poor state of areas around public beaches in Mombasa and asked the governor to make efforts and improve the conditions.
”Most Mombasa people have no memory of a cleaner Mombasa, that’s why they throw garbage anywhere and everywhere. Mombasa and Kenya as a whole needs to create a clean-up culture, weekly community clean-ups should be organized at ward level".
"Apart from garbage collection, Governor Joho should repair and build pedestrian footpaths, which are almost non-existent, in the entire city of Mombasa. Mombasa is a small, beautiful, friendly city choking with garbage, and unpainted buildings.”