Sometimes it’s important to speak out even if it’s to the President. Listen to Governor 001
Embarrassing as Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho yet again was forced lecture President Uhuru in public today at Bamburi. The President was in the area to RE-Launch a project that was initiated and funded by the grand coalition government and funded by World bank.
The public cheered Governor Joho in approval, a clear message that ordinary Kenyans are tired of Jubilee PR stunts. Uhuru was left sweating!
Governor Joho dismissed Uhuru’s assersations that the Jubilee government pumped a lot of money into the Buxton foot bridge.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who officially opened the bridge on Thursday, boasted about his government’s allocation of large amounts of money to Coast counties, Mombasa in particular
“Over Sh600 million has been used to build this foot bridge. Foot paths and slums at the Coast will be upgraded at a cost of Sh3.2 billion,” he said without specifying the source of funds.
Joho, who spoke in Bamburi while Uhuru watched, said the money for the bridge was donated by World Bank.
“I know the history of this project. It started in 2010 way before Jubilee came to power,” he said.
“What we want to hear being announced is that the Jubilee government will leave behind a few billions for several projects.”
The President earlier forcefully opened footbridge contructed by County government saying it was Jubilee’s project..
Uhuru also commissioned the Ziwa la Ng’ombe Informal Settlement Infrastructural Improvement Project in Nyali, and Mombasa Storm Water Drainage Improvement Project Phase 2 in Bamburi.
The Governor, who has severely criticised Jubilee, praised the President for launching projects but asked him to list those they have managed from the group up, for the benefit of the people of Mombasa.
Joho thanked the President for visiting and said in Kiswahili: “Huu ni mwaka wa siasa na tumeambiwa watu wajitetee kwa matendo yao. Sisi kama county government tumefanya yetu, tunataka tuone ni nini jubilee government imefanyia wana pwani tukielekea kwa uchaguzi.”
(This is the year of elections and we have been told to defend ourselves. As a county government we have done our part. We want to see what Jubilee has done for the people as we head to the election.)
The county chief further said Mombasa was a Cord stronghold and that he will continue to sell the opposition’s agenda, whether or not Jubilee allocates funds for projects.