By Allan Muthiga
It is now alleged that Uhuru has set up a multi agency secretariat to stop Ali Hassan Joho from contesting for Mombasa Governor.
The agencies represented in the committee include the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, the Attorney-General’s Office, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the Judiciary, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties, and the Commission for Higher Education (CUE).
The scheme is to also rop in Mike Sonko, Maina Njeng’a, William Kabogo and Ferdinand Waititu and Ann Waiguru among others as collateral damage but the real target is Ali Hassan Joho.
The mastermind of the scheme is top statehouse operative and NIS, together with other security advisors in state house, Nkaissery and education CS Fred Matiang’i.
The main reason for silencing Joho is allow easy reloaction of Mombasa port activities to Naivasha where a prominet family has used their influence to set up the SGR station on a private property.
However, the scheme is going to fall flat. The Mombasa Governor is aware of the plot to stop him from defending his seat.
Whereas CUE has jurisdiction over Gretsa University, where Joho got his BCOM, it doesn’t have a say at Kampala international University. This issue of Kampala international University has been in court, and the high Court certified the degree as legit.
Kra, on the other hand, is on a witch-hunt, just like the Police were two months ago. They’ll fail terribly.
The scheme, however, is going to give Joho impetus to cordone off the coast. The Coast locals will have more sympathy for Joho and his popularity will hit the stars.