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Why Mombasa Governor,Hassan Joho might be soon jailed for 6 months

Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho in his office with former prime minister Raila Odinga. (Source/Facebook/Hassan Joho)

Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho risk being jailed for 6 months for contempt of court.

Joho and Changamwe MCA Bernard Ogutu were sued by Mombasa businessman Ashok Doshi and his wife Pratibha,for disobeying a court order restraining the county government of Mombasa from trespassing on a parcel of land belonging to them.

The duo also accused the county government of threatening to evict them from their land.
Joho on his part has not come out to deny the claims.

“Mr Joho has not denied that he was on the suit property, neither has he denied inciting the persons present to undertake acts of vandalism complained of,” said Justice Munyao of Environment and Land Court in Mombasa in his ruling on Friday.

“There is overwhelming evidence that there was at very least a visitation of the property by Mr Joho and Mr Ogutu contrary to orders of the court. The visitation led to the demolition of the gate and wall of the applicant,”he added.

Joho and co-accused have been ordered to attend court proceedings on March 3 for mitigation before being sentenced.

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