Rift widens in Jubilee, ODM Mombasa team

Rift widens in Jubilee, ODM Mombasa team

In spite of the existence of a handshake between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, Jubilee and ODM supporters in the port city of Mombasa have not closed ranks and the intense cold war is evident even as both camps prepare for campaigns building bridges initiative referendum. In the last general...

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Lobbying to replace late Hatimy as nominated MCA

Lobbying to replace late Hatimy as nominated MCA

Intense lobbying is on to replace Mohamed Hatimy who succumbed to Covid-19 in November last year. The nominated MCA was chairperson of the finance and budget committee and one of Governor Hassan Joho’s key men. He was Mombasa ODM chairman. Sources say Governor Joho is deeply involved in who ODM...

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Joho humiliated in front of Raila at ODM talks

Joho humiliated in front of Raila at ODM talks

Mombasa governor Hassan Joho was humiliated during an ODM party delegates meeting in Kwale county last week when local officials openly told him off over the loss of Msambweni parliamentary seat in the recent by-election. Sources at the meeting held at Diani Reef Hotel on December 29 2020 and presided...

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Is this the beginning of end of Governor Joho?

Is this the beginning of end of Governor Joho?

Combative Mombasa governor Hassan Joho is under siege from ODM party top brass and supporters who are blaming him for bungling Msambweni constituency by-election campaigns causing the party’s embarrassing defeat. After the defeat, Joho is said to have wept and his efforts to reach Raila Odinga leader were fruitless. ODM...

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OCS faces private prosecution for demolition he oversaw

OCS faces private prosecution for demolition he oversaw

A move by a human rights organization to engage a lawyer to institute a private prosecution against police officers in Mombasa county for abuse of office has sent panic in the police service. The move is intended to be a lesson for police officers who violate the constitution under the...

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Mombasa hospital Montana linked to patients death

Mombasa hospital Montana linked to patients death

A Mombasa woman is accusing a doctor of medical negligence that left her with a shattered dream after getting admission to Montana Hospital, a private hospital in Magogoni ward, Kisauni subcounty in Mombasa. Jackline Anyango Auko visited Montana Hospital accompanied by her husband on November 28, 2020 after developing severe...

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Family land wrangles follow Sharrif Nassir to the grave

Family land wrangles follow Sharrif Nassir to the grave

Shariff Nassir’s family has moved to court to challenge what they claim to be an illegal and fraudulent sale and transfer of their land. Aisha Taib, the younger sister of the late Nassir in her supplementary affidavit wants the High Court to revoke a title deed held by people she...

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Newcomer meets Raila, stirs up Changamwe politics

Newcomer meets Raila, stirs up Changamwe politics

New political realignments seem to be taking shape in Changamwe constituency, Mombasa county ahead of the next general elections. A political newcomer Joshua Kiminza held a meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga at Nairobi’s Serena hotel, throwing local MP Omar Mwinyi’s political camp into a spin. Political stakes in the...

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Inside Mombasa hot governor race

Inside Mombasa hot governor race

Scheming for the Mombasa governor seat has become most intense with a dozen individuals angling to succeed Hassan Joho in the next general elections. Already Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo, businessman Suleiman Shahbal and former senator Hassan Omar have made their intentions clear about succeeding Joho. On the other hand, Mvita...

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Joho grooms aspirants for Mombasa county political seats

Joho grooms aspirants for Mombasa county political seats

Following reports that Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir is set to contest for Mombasa governor seat, aspirants eyeing the parliamentary seat have kicked off early campaigns to succeed him as Mvita MP in 2022 general elections. Governor Hassan Joho is fronting his close associate Mohammed Machele for the Mvita seat. Machele...

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Questions as Shahbal graces Wiper meeting

Questions as Shahbal graces Wiper meeting

Mombasa politician Suleiman Shahbal has continued to exhibit indecisiveness on his political plans ahead of the next general election. Last week, Shahbal attended a Wiper party retreat at Maanzoni in Athi River, Machakos county presided over by party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. At the meeting, Kalonzo welcomed the Mombasa businessman back...

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Shahbal caught in Sh6 billion tender row

Shahbal caught in Sh6 billion tender row

Buxton Estate residents in Mombasa have declared war on businessman Suleiman Shahbal over a housing project tender. The residents are collecting signatures to go to court to stop Shahbal and partners from doing a controversial housing project that will result in the demolition of 500 houses to pave way for...

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