Thousands of Muslim faithful are currently holding special prayers for Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho at Caltex grounds in Likoni .
Joho has been under intense pressure, following Uhuru declaration that he will punish him for questioning Jubilee’s empty development agenda in Coast region.
Joho recorded a statement at the regional DCI office on Wednesday in Mombasa over allegations of forgery
On Thursday, the High Court froze six of his bank accounts until KRA completes a tax returns assessment on him. The taxman is also demanding Sh90 million in returns from a company linked to him.
But Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya Mombasa branch chair Abdallah Mohamed said Joho’s woes have become a personal vendetta by Uhuru and top Jubilee administration operatives
“We saw the issues that surrounded Joho at first as political but they seem to be personal by leaning on one person, which to us is not fair at all,” he said on Thursday.
Sheikh Mohamed said the manner in which the government was handling Joho was suspicious.
“If matters surrounding the Governor are not handled amicably, we fear there could be unnecessary violence and animosity between his supporters and those of other governor candidates,” he added.
“Our aim is to seek Allah’s intervention in the political tension in Mombasa involving the Governor. All we need is an amicable solution to these issues.”
Mohamed said he chaired several meetings with a number of Sheikhs in Mombasa at different mosques to plan the prayers.
“We will also be praying for peaceful elections. These prayers will not only be for the Governor. There are a lot of issues that Muslims and other faithful need to pray for in this country,” the cleric said.