Mombasa county boss says Joho faked his arrest

By Michael Njuguna

Coast Regional Coordinator, Nelson Marwa, has accused Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho, of interfering with investigations after he led supporters and two area legislators to a police station to demand the release of a suspect who was in custody.

Addressing the press in Mombasa, Marwa accused the governor of mobilizing leaders and his supporters to go and block the process of interrogation of a suspect who had been arrested from his residence in Nyali.

Marwa, said Joho stormed Mombasa CID headquarters demanding the release of a suspected drug baron found with more than three guns at his home.

The Regional Coordinator said the Governor had incited his supporters in a move aimed at intimidating police officers carrying out the operation.

Marwa at the same time clarified that governor Joho faked his arrest.

He said the move by Joho to send messages insinuating that he was arrested was meant to incite Kenyans and to provoke tension so that he gets political mileage.

Joho had claimed that he was detained by police alongside MPs accompanying him, allegations that were also dismissed by Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet.

Marwa said the operation that led to the arrest and the store raid, will go on despite interference by Joho.

“Security will not be sacrificed for politics,” he said.