Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali who is a former KTN investigative reporter has has come under great criticism by his constituents for attending a Jubilee rally in Mombasa. The residents there particularly those who voted for him say they feel betrayed by a man who they claim to have voted for simply because he backed Raila Odinga’s presidential candidacy.
Some even went ahead and said they would not back him again in case a petition filled by Moha’s closest challenger Saido goes through.
But in his defense Moha said that he only attended the rally as a Mombasa resident and as the area MP of the location in which the rally was taking place.
Here is what he had to say.
“Today, President Uhuru Kenyatta visited my constituency as part of the Jubilee Party’s electoral campaign program. Given the political tension in the country right now, my decision to attend his rally as MP for Nyali was a difficult one to make, but I chose to attend it, and give the office of the President its due respect. Also, young in the field of politics as I may be, I chose to respect the event and attend because I wanted to deliver a message. I chose to attend precisely because of the point we are at in this country today. Both political formations, NASA and JUBILEE have, through their actions, removed any possibility for negotiation on the best way forward for our country. We are close to the edge, and the ramping up of temperatures makes our collective descent off the cliff seem inevitable. It is not. It is not because even in our political competition, what should be at the heart of us is the welfare of our people……” His statement read in part.
Lets wait and see how this plays out.