Mombasa governor H.E Ali Hassan Joho met with CORD leader Prime Minister Raila Odinga today for a state of Coast region briefing.
“Briefing the ODM Party Leader Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga on the outcome of the Malindi by-election and discussing the way forward for the party in the region”– Governor Joho posted on his Facebook page.
It is presumed that two also discussed the issue of withdraw official security for the governor and other top politicians from Coast. Also on the agenda is the credibility of IEBC and what ODM- the most popular party should do to ensure a complete overhaul before next year’s general election. The revelations by Jubilee allied party KANU that IEBC conspired with the state to massively rig the Kericho senate by-election is a shocker and CORD must act to forestall a serious post election violence in 2017.
Here is additional reporting Philip Nyamai>>
CORD leader Raila Odinga has this morning held a lengthy meeting with the ODM Deputy Party Leader and Mombasa Governor Mr Ali Hassan Joho.
During the meeting at Mr Odinga’s Capitol Hill Square office, Mr Joho briefed Mr Odinga on the Malindi by-elections and the subsequent fallout between the governor, other leaders from the Coast and the Jubilee government.
Mr Odinga encouraged the governor to remain firm in his beliefs and commitment to the party and fight for what is right for his people.
He assured the governor and other Coast leaders of his personal support against intimidation by the National Government. He also thanked Malindi voters for standing with ODM despite intimidation by the National government and massive bribery.
Malindi voters went to the polls while Mr Odinga was away in Israel. Before leaving for Israel, he led a three-day campaign for the party’s candidate in the by-electionMr Willy Mtengo who scored 15,582 votes to easily trounce Jubilee Alliance Party’s Philip Charo, who got 9,243 votes