Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has claimed he was almost assassinated in Migori
In a statement, Joho claimed trained people were positioned strategically in Migori ready to eliminate him, but his hawk eyed security officers responded promptly.
Below is the statement from the governor:
“STATEMENT BY H.E HASSAN JOHO ON ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON ODM LEADERS IN MIGORI:
Earlier today, together with my delegation, we came under a brutal attack in Migori Town by people we have reason to believe were trained security officers in civilian attires. The entire operation had all the markings of an assassination attempt which left one of our body guards shot and wounded in the leg wounded and the vehicle in which I was riding hit with bullets at least two bullets.
We convey my best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to all those who were wounded in the attack. We deplore in the strongest possible terms this assassination attempt and demand prompt and transparent investigation in order to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.
We believe that the events of today are part of a growing pattern of the politically motivated attacks and intolerance that we have witnessed in recent days even though until today, those attacks have mostly been verbal. This pattern must be arrested before it escalates out of control. Only thorough investigations and bringing of perpetrators to justice will save the situation. In the meantime, we appeal to the people of Migori to remain calm and be more steadfast in their support for and commitment to our party the Orange Development Movement.
H.E. ALI HASSAN JOHO
DEPUTY PARTY LEADER
ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
MARCH 3, 2017”.