Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali, well known as "Moha Jicho Pevu" has dismissed a section of National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders from the coast calling for secession of the region.
In a long post on his official Facebook page, the first time MP said that coast will remain in Kenya and urged leaders advocating for breakaway to instead focus on tackling problems such as poor garbage collection, unemployment among the youth and drug abuse.
He accused those calling for separation of pushing for their selfish political agenda meant to benefit themselves and their families.
“Acheni kibri na chuki! Wapendeni wenzenu kwa kuwasaidia, kuwaelimisha na kupanua rasilimali ya pwani. Hizi ndoto zenu za kutaka kujitenga ili mzidi kuwanyonya wapwani damu au kutumia semi hizo kama chambo cha kujinufaisha na familia zenu komeni” wrote Ali.
The former investigative journalist wondered why leaders who opposed secession push by former secessionist group Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) a few years ago are the ones now talking about separation.
“MRC walisukumwa na shida, dhulma na kutaka haki zao kama wapwani. Hawakuwa na chama ila haki. Mlinyamaza wakiteseka kisha leo mwaja na kauli mbiu yenyu ya kunyonya damu za watoto wetu maana hiyo tu ndio imesalia. Bahari mnaikausha kwa kujenga bandari zenu, nyumba na biashara zenu kisha mwatudang’anya eti pwani si kenya. Leo nawaambia pasi na woga kuwa pwani ni Kenya na itasalia kuwa kenya” stated Ali.
The secession calls of the coast region are being spearheaded by Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi, who accuse current and past governments of sidelining the region.