Former Wiper Secretary-General and Mombasa UDA Gubernatorial candidate Hassan Omar has been angered by the move by Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to bring ex- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to Mombasa politics.
Sonko was recently issued the certificate to be the Wiper party Gubernatorial flag bearer in Mombasa county Deputised by Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo.
Omar said outsiders have been seeing the people of Mombasa as fools and have for long taken advantage of the coastal people saying it is time that came to an end.
“They have said we the coast people are fools and taken advantage to exploit us. The founding fathers and the first president took our resources. They continued like that and took ‘our farm’ which is the ocean and port and took it to Naivasha. They did this because they thought we are fools.” Hassan said.
“Uhuru and Raila sat in the statehouse and gave us an ODM candidate who can look after their interests. There is one man who is called watermelon, Chameleon – This Kalonzo Musyoka, you have shown great disrespect to the people of Mombasa. We will defeat your project (Mike Sonko). You will never hold any National position in this country. Does he think we can be shocked by Sonko?” He added.
The Mombasa Gubernatorial race is said to have taken a new twist after the entry of Mike Sonko. Other candidates who will be on the ballot include Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir of the ODM party and Hassan Omar of UDA.