Mombasa County governor Ali Hassan Joho just cannot stop grabbing the headlines.
Following the withdrawal of his security detail by the government, the outspoken governor has moved from his palatial home in Nyali.
After his security was withdrawn, the county boss wrote a protest letter to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet demanding their return. Four officers were as a result freshly deployed on Monday night to guard the Governor’s home in Nyali but they were reportedly kicked out and gates closed.
The four officers reported on Tuesday morning that they were not wanted at the residence. They were spotted guarding the house from outside and noted they did not have access to washrooms and the other privileges they are entitled to.
“One of the brothers told us we were not needed,” said one of the AP officers.
Mombasa County communication director Richard Chacha, however, said the officers were sent to the wrong house.
Chacha said that the governor moved a day after his security was withdrawn.
The house has a new occupant identified as Mohammed Khamisi, a relative of the governor.
“I moved in six days ago when Governor Joho shifted. I do not need any guards since I have my own private guards from a security firm,” said Khamisi.
“I am Joho’s distant relative and I am the new tenant. I now occupy this house. I do not plan to take any action but ask whoever is responsible for the security to [tell them] I am not in need.”
Joho had lived in the house for the last six years and reportedly moved to an unknown location without valuables from his Nyali residence.
Some pictures of the home and new owner, Mohammed Khamisi.
Photos Courtesy/ Elkana Jacob -The Star