Environment and Land Court Judge Sila Munyao has sentenced Mombasa governor Hassan Joho to two months in prison or a fine of Sh250, 000 for leading demolitions on a private developer’s land in 2019.
Sitting in Mombasa Justice Munyao ruled, on May 10th, 2019 the ODM deputy party leader, despite an existing court order led members of the public to demolish Mombasa tycoon Ashok Doshi’s perimeter wall in Changamwe.
Governor Joho has accused the businessman of grabbing the land which says belongs to Changamwe Secondary School and has vowed to return it to the public.
In line with this, the Mombasa boss Joho revoked an allotment the former Municipal Council of Mombasa allocated to Turf Developers Limited, original owners of the land before Mr. Doshi bought it.
The Mombasa governor has on multiple occasions been summoned by the court but did not make a physical appearance, instead, sending his legal representatives and officials from the Mombasa county government too represent him.