Political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi has warned President Uhuru Kenyatta against frustrating Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho especially when using state agencies like police to disrupt opposition rallies.
Speaking this evening in his City office, Ngunyi said the President is seriously campaigning for Governor Joho thus earning him more popularity through sympathy votes.
Ngunyi who took issue with the President’s advisers said the men that are supposed to help the President are sleeping on the job or power has gotten into their heads and are out of touch with reality. They are not doing what they are employed to do.
“What the President – through his men led by Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa are doing to Governor Joho is totally unintelligent. The men and women that are mandated to advise the King have failed on their mission. Unless they are doing it intentionally to bring the King down, they are absolutely lost. By frustrating Joho in his backyard by use of the police, they are seriously campaigning for the Governor. Look before the Likoni Waitiki altercation Joho was just a regular governor with average influence within Mombasa county, now he is Coast region’s Kingpin, he attracts crowds that only match Raila.Kenyans are very merciful especially towards one of their own being mistreated. They will vote for Joho to the last man as a way of apprising the President of their disgust and disapproval of how he is treating their son” Said Ngunyi.