Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Friday cautioned Mt Kenya region against being shortchanged politically in the near future.
Speaking in Kirinyaga County at a fundraiser in support of Permanents Secretary for Interior Karanja Kibicho’s Gathuthiini Hope Foundation, the Mombasa County boss urged the region to organize themselves well or fall victims.
“Kile ambacho tunataka ni kila Mkenya kuwa na uhuru wa kuishi kokote kwa amani na utulivu bila Kuhofia usalama wake.
“Si mnataka kutuletea mazao yenu ya ukulima Mombasa tununue? Si mnataka mkuje mombasa muenjoyi kwa beache?
“Kwa hivyo nimekuja hapa kwa heshima ya Matiang’i na Kibicho lakini nimeona kuna haja kujipanga na msipojipanga mtapangwa,” said Joho.
Loosely translated as: “what we want is to have everyone live anywhere in this country freely and comfortably without being afraid of his security.
“Don’t you want to come to Mombasa and do business? Don’t You want to come to Mombasa and enjoy yourselves on our beaches?
“I have come here because of the respect I have for Matiang’i and Kibicho but I have seen there is need for you reorganize yourselves for if you don’t do so you will be Shortchanged.”
Joho also urged the residents to read the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI)report and give their proposals based on the understanding of their problems and not what political leaders say.
The Mombasa Governor said the BBI course is about common citizens and not Members of Parliament.
Joho remarks in all appearances aimed at slamming a section of Ruto-allied MPs who have demanded that the BBI report goes through the Parliament for approval.
However, according to ODM party led by Raila Odinga and a section of MPs allied to Uhuru-Raila handshake deal, the BBI course should go through the citizens first who will give their proposals based on their needs and what they want.
Here is Joho’s Speech: