Hassan Joho has threatened to expose the President if he does not account for the extra Sh100 million for the SGR before its launch.
Joho, who is Mombasa Governor and ODM deputy leader, said he will storm the launch “as has happened before” if Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration does not give answers
The Governor accused Uhuru of “oiling the wheels of corruption at the expense of service delivery”.
“If they think they are going to get away with the SGR, the same way they got away with NYS after swindling our money , they are daydreaming,” he said in Siaya town on Monday when Senator James Orengo presented his nomination papers.
Joho reminded Kenyans that the Standard Gauge Railway project was budgeted for in the Grand Coalition Government under former President Mwai Kibaki and former PM Raila Odinga’s leadership.
“The project was to cost not more than Sh200 billion but the Jubilee government is telling us it has cost more than Sh300 billion. We deserve answers before the launch.”
Two weeks ago, the President secured an additional $3.59 billion from China to extend SGR from Naivasha to Kisumu.
Joho further warned the government against taking Kenyans for granted, noting “they packed a ship at the Coast with maize and hoodwinked Kenyans about importing maize from Mexico”.
“Such are the political gimmicks we need to tame by kicking this government out of office come August 8,” he said, adding numerous court orders will not stop him from criticising the government.
The county chief has been campaigning for ODM leader Raila Odinga, who is NASA flag bearer, and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper.
Joho asked Siaya residents to exceed the 100 per cent plus voter turnout mark so Raila can win the election. He warned that if they do not do this, they will continue “wallowing in the high cost of living” after the poll.