Once a fierce critic of the Jubilee administration, journalist turned Nyali Member of Parliament, Mohammed Ali, left many stunned on Monday, October 9 after attending a Jubilee Party rally in Kongwea market in Nyali.
The Jicho Pevu star, it will be remembered, lost in the ODM primaries prior to the August 8 poll, to Governor Hassan Joho’s cousin – Saidi Abdallah – but stood as an independent and won the seat.
Present at the Jubilee Nyali tour was President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto as well as Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who has his roots in the coastal town more so the affluent constituency.
During the meeting, the former KTN investigative journalist pointed out some of the problems residents of the area have to endure on a daily basis, adding that Nyali needed a President who would address the challenges facing the residents of Kongwea.
“I am aware of the problems in Kongwea like poor drainage, lack of proper infrastructure and I as an independent candidate have vowed to work with the leadership that will help us solve the problems we face,” He declared.
But Moha later on moved to kill speculations making rounds that he had decamped to the Jubilee party. He said his decision to attend the Jubilee rally as one that was aimed at addressing the issues of the people of Nyali, rather to exercise his allegiance.
“The lives of our people, indeed, the soul of this country, is of far greater importance that whatever enmity the two men, and their parties seem to have for one another.” The legislator said in a lengthy Facebook post.
Moha Jicho Pevu as he is popularly known, had vowed to support Opposition leader Raila Odinga when he resigned from the ODM party to run as an independent, he assured his supporters that he would fully back the ODM party.
“I want to make it clear that even as I tender my resignation from the ODM party, I still firmly believe that Raila Odinga is the man who can change Kenya,” read part of his May 7 statement.
He now seems to have had a change of heart recently.
He becomes the latest big name in Mombasa to shift allegiance from Raila to his arch rival President Kenyatta. Former Wiper Secretary General Hassan Omar sensationally moved to the Jubilee party andMombasa was officially welcomed to the party on Sunday.