by Martin Oduor
Boniface Mwangi has turned his guns on Mombasa Governor whom he accuses of neglecting the city’s hygiene while his beard is well groomed.
The Rights Activist took a swipe at Joho when he visited the city with his daughter, he claims the governor has billboards all over Mombasa yet sanitation was in a sorry state.
“Over the years l have seen Mombasa grow and expand. As we were walking around Mombasa, my daughter asked me, “Is Joho a rich man?” When l asked her why, she replied, “his photos are everywhere. If you haven’t been in Mombasa lately, there are images of Governor Joho everywhere. There are billboards of him every few metres, just like the piles of overflowing garbage. If Joho could put as much effort in cleaning Mombasa as he has put in his personal visibility, Mombasa would be a whole lot cleaner. If Joho put as much effort in cleaning Mombasa as he has put in maintaining that famous beard of his, I bet it would be the cleanest city in the country. Mombasa could use a “Joho beard treatment”, washed and cleaned everyday,” Mwangi wrote in part.
Mwangi further challenged the Mombasa governor to ensure he delivers service to his people since he is serving his final term in office.
“Most Mombasa people have no memory of a cleaner Mombasa, that’s why they throw garbage anywhere and everywhere. Mombasa and Kenya as a whole needs to create a clean-up culture, weekly community clean-ups should be organized at ward level. Apart from garbage collection, Governor Joho should repair and build pedestrian footpaths, which are almost non-existent, in the entire city of Mombasa. Mombasa is a small, beautiful, friendly city choking with garbage, and unpainted buildings.
As Joho starts his final term as Governor, I hope he will do right by the people of Mombasa and focus on leaving it clean, with reliable water supply and pedestrian walks. Making Mombasa city clean and walkable should be as easy as maintaining his beard. No one spits in a clean house. Once Mombasa is cleaned, the residents and visitors will be proud and will fight to keep it that way. Let’s clean up Mombasa, Joho. #TeamCourage.”
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February 1, 2023