Mombasa MCAs vocal to Impeach Joho Photos
Mombasa MCAs. FILE

Five Mombasa MCAs who are perceived to be enemies of  Governor Hassan Joho's face an axe from county assembly committees as well as disciplinary action.

ODM ward MCAs Charles Kitula (Frere Town), Fahad Kassim (Mjambere), Athman Shebe (Jomvu Kuu), Abrary Mohammed (Kongowea) and Robert Nyiro of Bamburi accuse Joho of public funds misuse.

They allege the governor embezzled Sh331 million for ECD centres and spent more than Sh110 million in refurbishing his office.

The five MCAs have petitioned the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate their claims of financial mismanagement at the county.

But on Monday the ODM party in Mombasa called an emergency meeting to kick them out of important assembly committees they sit in.

Mombasa ODM chair Mohammed Hatimy supported the Monday meeting meant to discuss the behaviour of the MCAs.

“The party has since decided that the five MCAs will be kicked out of their committees. When the assembly reopens, we will discuss the matter on the floor of the house,” Hatimy said.

Freretown Ward MCA Charles Kitula grazed the threats, saying there are no valid reasons to remove them from the committees. He said the party had not convened a meeting in Mombasa for the past three years.

“Now that we are demanding accountability, a meeting is called. These are intimidation tactics to force us to drop our quest. We shall not be intimidated,” Kitula said.

Kitula sits in three committees: Education, Youth and Labour. Shebe chairs the Lands committee with Abrary as his deputy, while Kassim leads the Water panel.

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