Yesterday, Uhuru Kenyatta broke the council of governors protocol by inviting Amason Kingi(Kilifi Governor), Salim Mvurya (Kwale Governor), and Hassan Joho (Mombasa governor). However, despite inviting the three governors to the statehouse, only Hassan Mombasa Governor was given a chance to address the nation since John has been very helpful in the fight against Coronavirus in the country.
Later in the day, Kenya political pundits viewed this move by Uhuru politically thus claiming that Uhuru may be planning to double-cross Raila with Joho. Among them includes Miguna Miguna who purportedly said that Raila must have called Joho 20 times to ask him what he is doing in Statehouse without his presence.
Joho’s help in the fight against Coronavirus and the political mileage he has been gaining has made some fractions in the ODM party unhappy. For instance, Babu Owino recently attacked Mombasa Governor for not recognizing ODM party leader Raila Odinga in his success. Hon. Babu Owino wanted Mombasa governor to credit his success to Raila Odinga, his party boss, and went further to threaten to mobilize and throw a governor out of the ODM party.
More questions have been drawn today after Joho together with the other two fellow governors traveled back to the coast region using military formula one plane. This is because this plane is more special since it is only used by the president, his deputy, or high profile military generals.
Is Raila about to be axed from the list by Governor who is a second term serving governor, so it’s either he rises to a higher position(presidency seat) or retires from politics?