Insulting me will not win you votes, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has told critics. During the annual Mombasa Eid Baraza yesterday, the governor said his development agenda does not have room for insults. “Abusing leaders will not get you votes.

I have been elected twice and I will be elected the third time and the fourth time so that we also hold this Eid Baraza at State House, Mombasa, someday,” the governor said. Joho wants to defend his seat next year and has declared he will run for President in 2022.

However, not many people believe he has chances of becoming the first President from the Coast in 2022, given Cord co-principals Moses Wetang’ula and Kalonzo Musyoka will be eyeing the seat. Joho said, “Some people talk, saying I cannot be President. Let them talk. They will be surprised.” Lately, the governor has been enumerating the projects he has