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Sonko, Mwahima declare war on woman rep Mishi

Joho and SonkoThe Saturday clash between Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho could lead to more political duels on the island.

On Tuesday, Sonko and Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima hit back at Mombasa Woman Representative Mishi Mboko over what they termed as lack of respect for the President.

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Mr Sonko vowed to pitch tent in Likoni or use his connections to campaign against the Woman Representative in next year’s General Election.

Speaking at Likoni CDF offices Mr Mwahima repeated his earlier announcement that he would defend the Likoni Parliamentary seat on a JAP ticket next year.

“The President and the presidency must be respected by all. It was a show shameful to see people talking to the President in such a disrespectful manner at Shikaadabu on Saturday”, said Mwahima.

He was referring to Governor Joho’s complaint to the president that he, Joho, had been locked out of the President’s itinerary in Mombasa after which Sonko told him off only for Mishi to support Joho’s sentiments.

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“I will not be with ODM in 2017 and I am warning my opponents that I will defeat them proper”, said the MP adding that his support for the President was in appreciation of the ‘good things he had done for Likoni people including solving the decades-old Waitiki Farm problem.”

Mr Sonko took advantage of the meeting to challenge Ms Mboko for what he called lack of respect for the Head of State.

“From today, I will camp in Likoni to make sure that Mishi does not win any seat here or in Mombasa County’, he said.

The Senator regretted last Saturday’s incident but promised not to take the insults “hands down”.


He warned Ms Mboko not to drag the name of his late father into politics or land issues.

He was referring to the Woman Rep’s comment that Mr Sonko’s father could have been involved in land controversies.

Mr Sonko announced that he had given Sh2 million towards a funds drive for Likoni women to be organized soon.

Mr Mwahima pledged Sh1 million towards the same project.

Elsewhere, a candidate for the Malindi parliamentary by-election, Mr Rashid Odhiambo, says the party could lose the seat if the primaries slated for Saturday are not handled carefully.

Speaking to the press in Mombasa on Wednesday, the aspirant urged the party leadership to have stringent measures for ensuring free and fair nominations so as to retain the seat left vacant by Dan Kazungu’s appointment to the Cabinet.

“We want to warn Orange House not to influence the upcoming party nominations if they want to clinch the seat.

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