Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has dismissed drug trafficking claims levelled against him by a section of Jubilee leaders as the 2022 succession politics continue. The second-term governor has now demanded an apology from the lawmakers spreading the allegations, failure to which he will seek legal redress.

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 He wants Nandi Governor Stephen Sang to apologise to him within 24-hours or take legal action against him.

Other lawmakers who have been accusing Joho of being a drug baron include Kikuyu MP Kimani Ich'ungwa, Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Oscar Sudi (MP Kapseret).

It all started when Joho, also ODM deputy leader, revealed that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, had asked him and the rest of his team to ensure that Deputy President William Ruto does not ascend to power. 

In a quick rejoinder Nandi County Governor on Sunday, January 27, asked Joho to clear his name with the authorities over drug menace before attacking DP Ruto.

Through a letter written by his lawyer Kelvin Ochieng, Joho now wants all media houses that had published the reports to pull them down with immediate effect or else face the legal consequences from the same.  

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has already come out in defence of Joho, terming the claims as malicious and ill-timed. Joho and Ruto have not been in good terms since the Jubilee regime took over power.