By H E Ali Hassan Joho, Governor 001, County Of Mombasa
My attention is drawn to today’s headline on the Sunday Standard March 18th “Joho Changes Tune, To Work With Uhuru” and the follow up article on Page 19.
I wish to state that, while I remain committed to any process that pursues peace, unity and justice in Kenya, I have not held ANY conversation with any journalist on the issues in the article. I am further bewildered that there’s a headline article with a quote from me.
I wish to clarify, that I join my party leader in extending a hand of cooperation to our colleagues across the divide, however there are significant and substantive issues we still have to address as the leadership of this nation.
I am particularly optimistic that this engagement shall bear fruit on the issues in the memorandum signed by Rt Hon Raila Odinga and President Kenyatta. The issues dear to me are lettered
d. Devolution; how to ensure counties are a tool for prosperity for all
e. Divisive elections; the role elections play in our nation and how we conduct them
h. Shared prosperity; how to ensure no Kenyan is left behind.
I also wish to state, that I remain deeply committed to restitution for affected parties and lost lives from the last elections. It remains an issue close to my heart.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Hassan Ali Joho
Deputy Party Leader