Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has disclosed that President Uhuru Kenyatta played a major role in influencing his political career.
Joho was speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony of the Dongo Kundu special economic zone that was presided by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He said the idea to run for a political seat occurred to him in 2002 when he attended youth meeting at a Mombasa Hotel to strategise on the election of Uhuru. President Kenyatta made his first bid for the house on the hill then.
The former critic of Uhuru praised the handshake between the Head of State and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga saying it was working for the good of the country.
Uhuru reiterated Joho’s comments on the handshake and asked political leaders to unite.
“Sometimes our politics have us at loggerheads but I am grateful that we have now come together. To all leaders, let us walk this journey together,” he advised.
Uhuru also asked the leaders to work with the government to alleviate unemployment among the youths.
President Uhuru Kenyatta: Sometimes our politics have us at loggerheads but I am grateful that we have now come together. To all leaders, let us walk this journey together pic.twitter.com/Tbg6PxcM7q
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 18, 2019
“I know that the biggest issue is youth unemployment, leaders let us walk together to finish this road, Dongo Kundu to provide jobs for our youth and help them sustain their families,” he said.
On employment, Likoni MP Mishi Mboko asked the head of state not to forget the elderly from the coast region when dishing out state jobs.