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Police bar Governor Joho from attending presidential function

By Patel Okumu | Published Mon, March 13th 2017 at 10:15, Updated March 13th 2017 at 13:48 GMT +3
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. (Photo: Courtesy)

Mombasa, Kenya: Police in Mombasa bar Governor Ali Hassan Joho from attending Presidential function at Mtongwe Ferry as GSU officers barricade his Nyali home.

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Governor Joho who managed to sneak from his home vowed to attend the function saying as a leader he needs to represent his people of Mombasa.

The Governor was forced to access his office using a motorbike.

"I had good intentions but I have been barred from attending the President's fuction which is a public event and now i am under office arrest," said Joho.

Police have launched a multi-agency operation in the coastal town and arrests have been reported in Nyali, Likoni and Makupa.