Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. PHOTO | BMS
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. PHOTO | BMS

Mombasa high court has found Mombasa Governor Hasan Joho guilty of contempt of court and demolishing a multi-million property belonging to Mombasa tycoon Ashok Doshi.

The High Judge Silas Munyao has ordered the governor to appear in person at the high court. The judge as well ordered sentencing the Governor six months in civil jail.

Justice Silas Munyao ordered that Joho appears before him to mitigate before his sentencing to six months in civil jail begins. The judge also summoned Changamwe MCA Benard Ogutu who was with Joho during the demolition of property in Changamwe.

“Having heard the facts and submissions of the matter, I find both Governor Hassan Joho and MCA Benard Ogutu guilty of disobeying the court orders. I hereby direct the two to appear before this court to mitigate before sentencing,” said Munyao.

The judge said that the Governor was guilty of disobeying court orders stopping him from interfering, trespassing and demolishing the multi-million property of Doshi. Dosh had filed a suit in court seeking to have Governor Hassan Joho and Mombasa County Chief Officer Lands Physical Planning and Housing, Jaffar Mosheharrested and committed to jail for six months over contempt of court.

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