Joho staring at impeachment as 4 organisations team to kick him out

Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho is staring at impeachment over graft allegations. About four Civil Society Organisations in his County have called for the impeachment of Joho for what they have termed as presiding over a “bandit administration”.

Muhuri, Pamoja Trust, Kituo cha Sheria and Local Empowerment for Good Governance (Lenggo)  say the feud between the executive and county assembly has lifted the lid on massive graft and mismanagement on Joho’s watch.

Under the banner of Mombasa Governance Network, the lobbies are calling for investigations by relevant government agencies.

The EACC, Controller of Budget, the DCI and the Ombudsman should constitute a multi-agency team to conduct a comprehensive forensic audit of the county’s projects and punish all officials found culpable of flouting procurement regulations.

The lobbies read out a joint statement  yesterday at Kituo cha Sheria offices.

Lenggo executive director Lucas Fondo said Mombasa MCAs should tackle the problem of corruption and incompetence once and for all by impeaching the governor.

“We commend the recent impeachment of the Transport executive over incompetence and gross misconduct but we want MCAs to embark on the frenzy that morphed into his impeachment by investigating the lost millions and why the governor has been working so hard to defend his officers,” Fondo.

He said the root cause of the impeachment was a damning report tabled at the county assembly on a street lighting project which indicated Sh181 million was spent to erect 2000 street lights when ionly 200 lights had been erected.

The civil society groups said an attempt by the assembly’s Transport committee to probe Tawfiq Balala over the matter was not successful as Balala declined to appear before the committee.

The governor came out defending him against what he called intimidation of his executives.

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