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Jumwa backs Sudi, wants Joho arrested

Martin Murigi
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Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho in a past event. [Source/Hon. Ali Hassan Joho/Facebook]

A vocal Coast MP has called for the arrest of Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho over alleged involvement in drug trafficking.

Malindi legislator Aisha Jumwa accused the county boss of destroying lives of many youths by supplying the narcotics to them. Jumwa asked the International Police Organisation (Interpol) to step in.

"Joho should apologise, (get) arrested and be handed over to Interpol for killing dreams of youths in the coast region," she said in a Facebook post on Monday.

She becomes one of the politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto that has linked the flamboyant Governor to the illegal business.

Others who have claimed Joho is a drug dealer include Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and MPs Kimani Ich'ungwah (Kikuyu), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Kapseret's Oscar Sudi.

The second-time county chief, who has already written to Interpol to clarify whether he was among drug traffickers being sought, has threatened to sue the Jubilee politicians after they failed to apologise over their remarks.

Jumwa asked Sudi to stand his ground and continue fighting the alleged drug trade.

"Why is Joho behaving like he has heard this for the first time? Hon Oscar Sudi won't apologize to Joho," she said.

The Malindi legislator has not been in good terms with the governor after a disciplinary action was preferred against her by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

The Raila Odinga-led outfit, where Joho is the deputy party leader, recommended that Jumwa be expelled for allegedly associating with Ruto who belongs to Jubilee Party.

She blames Joho for her woes and has vowed to fight on as she awaits the final decision from the party's National Governing Council.

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