Hassan Omar to join Jubilee Party during Uhuru Mombasa rally

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Hassan Omar speaking at a past event. PHOTO: KEVIN ODIT/NATION MEDIA GROUP

Former Mombasa gubernatorial candidate, Hassan Omar, ditched the National Super Alliance camp, and word is he will join Jubilee Party during a function on Sunday, October 8.

Yesterday, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said there have been talks with the former Senator for Mombasa to join the ruling party.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mumias. PHOTO: PSCU

Balala noted the ex human rights activist has been kind to Jubilee.

“We have been engaging with the former Senator Hassan Omar. He is a kind man and we are working very closely. In fact, half of his petition (against Governor Hassan Joho’s election victory) is being supported by evidence from Jubilee,” Balala said.

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Last Friday, Omar said he is an independent man after quitting Wiper where he was Secretary General vehemently denying any links with Jubilee, terming them as just ‘mere rumour’, the Star reports.

“We will know on Sunday,” Balala said when ashed if Omar will be received by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his visit to Mombasa.

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Balala who was recently appointed by Uhuru as his point man in the Coast, was speaking at Serani grounds where he led a Jubilee delegation to inspect the preparations for the Jubilee’s rally.

The Head of State is expected to issue title deeds to five parcels of land owned by Islamic organisations.

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The publication says Omar has confirmed he will be attending the presidential function after receiving an invite from the Sunni Mosque committee which takes care of Serani ground, one of the parcels whose title will be handed.

Omar vied to be Mombasa Governor in the August poll garnering 43,790 votes, behind incumbent Hassan Joho (ODM) who got 221,63. Jubilee’s Shahbal was as distant second with 69,429 votes.