Drama as Joho, Uhuru trade barbs over Mombasa dev’t projects
Published on: January 05, 2017 06:53 (EAT)
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has dismissed the three projects that were commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa County on Thursday insisting that they are fully funded by donors including the World Bank.
Speaking at Bamburi area in Kisauni sub county where the president launched storm water drainage project ,Joho claimed that national government is currently riding and hiding on donor funded projects for its own political interests.
Joho maintained that President Uhuru’s government has ignored Mombasa county people compared to other parts of the country ,saying there are no projects started by the national government in the area.
On the other hand, Joho said that the projects that president commissioned today were started in 2010 and by some local leaders in the area.
However, President Kenyatta insisted that leaders need to stop playing politics on development issues, adding that his government will be intimidated by the opposition whose agenda is to undermine his development plan.
At the same time,Nyali Mp Hezron Awiti urged leaders to unite Kenyans across the country as Malindi north Mp Gideon Mungaro promised to to work tirelessly and ensure president Uhuru Kenyatta get more popularity in the coast region.
The three projects which cost Ksh 3.2b are Buxton footbridge in Mvita constituency in Mombasa island,Mombasa drainage storm water project in Bamburi Sub county and Ziwa la Ng’ombe informal infrastructural improvement in Nyali constituency.
Mombasa deputy governor Hazel Katana who was present insisted that all elected leaders must be respected.