Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has took it again to Deputy President William Ruto and his allies warning them to stop tarnishing his name.
Speaking in Embakasi South constituency on Monday, Joho dared the DP to face him directly.
“I dare Ruto. Stop sending your side kicks, come out and face me yourself,” said Joho.
This comes following recent attacks by Ruto allies, linking him to track trafficking report by Interpol.
The attacks were led by Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapsaret), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili).
Letter to Interpol
Joho has since written to Interpol seeking clarifications from the reports linking him to the vice.
“It is therefore in our client’s interest, the interests of all residents of the county of Mombasa and the nation as a whole that your office informs us on the authenticity or lack thereof of the statement,” Joho’s letter to Interpol, through his lawyer DBM Mosota, reads in part.
In the letter, Joho wants to know if the charges leveled against him are charges of organized crime including drug trafficking.
He has vowed to sue those trying to link him falsely.
A letter purported to have come from Interpol dated 10, November 2018 has since linked the Governor with reference to Akasha brothers’ trials in the US.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time the Governor and the DP are locking horns –last year, Joho said he will work with Baringo senator Gideon Moi to shut down Ruto’s bid to State House in 2022.