Nyali Member of Parliament Mohamed Ali, commonly known as Moha Jicho Pevu, on Tuesday the 26th of May 2020, exposed Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho for faking a parliament meeting.
Ali took a bold move when he posted several screenshots of other MPs. From the evidence he provided, the other leaders were opposing a recently published budget meeting. According to them, this meeting is non-existent and did not occur.
“As a member of the County Assembly, I can confirm without fear of contradiction that there was no sitting of the County Assembly of Mombasa on 30th April, 2020,” Fahad Kassim Abdalla, Mjambere ward’s post.
More legislators deny the meeting.
Frere town MCA, Charles Kitula, further revealed that the meeting did not happen. He went ahead to accuse Joho and his government of delaying in providing a report on the July-December 2019 period.
According to the coastal lawmakers, the law requires the governor to explain any expenditures using county money.
“As the law requires the County Executive Committee (CECM) Finance and Economic Planning were to submit the third quarter implementation report on how County spent Ksh3,555,203,426 within Six Months in 2019 as stipulated in PFM Act section 166 which never happened. Also, this very CECM has never tabled the 2019/2020 ADP (County Annual Development Plan) even after being requested to do so several. I hereby conclude that the whole process is null and void,” Kitula said.
Moha labeled this act as a scandal in the ongoing ‘Money Heist Mombasa County.”
However, the Mombasa County Government claims they submitted a memorandum for the 2020/2021 period. This, according to them, was after the meeting that Moha claims did not take place.
According to the advert by the Mombasa government, the committee could not seek public participation due to the current situation. They further blamed covid-19 for not involving the public through public participation forums.