Former Mombasa governor, Ali Hassan Joho, has finally spoken about his absence from Azimio meetings and rallies. His absence has been due to health issues and is currently working on his rehabilitation.
Joho, however, has reassured Azimio supporters that he is still in Azimio and he supports the protests being organized by Raila Odinga, the Azimio leader. “I subscribe fully to the ideology of Raila Odinga, it is only for health reasons that I have been away, even as we speak I’m still recovering,” he said. He also added “Once I feel better, Raila will be behind me in the demonstrations. I am ODM and ODM is me, I am Raila and Raila is me”.
Although there haven’t been any protests in Mombasa yet, Joho predicted that the moment will come soon. Since the Azimio protests started, the former governor has reportedly been silent, prompting criticism from other officials and a group of supporters.
Some Azimio leaders from the Coastal region have been leading demonstrations in Nairobi since the Azimio demos began. Kilifi South MP Ken Chonga, Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo, and Malindi MP Amina Mnyazi were among the participants in the Nairobi protests.