Security Beefed Up in Mombasa a head of the BBI Rally
Security has been heightened at the Mama Ngina Waterfront in readiness for the BBI Mombasa rally.
Regular police officers as well as the General Service Unit (GSU) were arrived at the venue from 6:00am on Saturday.
Mombasa residents started streaming into the venue as early as 7:00 am with matatus offering free transport to the venue.
A stand-off looms ahead of the BBI rally after the Tangatanga team allied to DP William Ruto announced that they would be taking part in the forum.
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho will lead the rally.
On Friday angry goons pelted Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Nyali MP Mohammed Ali with stones as they addressed journalists.
Jumwa and Ali were addressing the media saying that they were being secluded in the secret preparation meetings of the rally.
“Meetings are being held in secrecy without involving area leaders… Joho yesterday told us that this is 001, we want to tell him that Mombasa is not his property… Junnet keep your Migori we keep your Mombasa, Migori problems are not Mombasa problems,” cried Ali.
Ali further accused Mombasa Governor Ali Joho of funding the goons who stoned Jumwa when she was addressing journalists.
“Some of the goons work in the county government as inspectorate. Joho threatened us yesterday, we will be in Tononoka by land or by sea,” said Ali.
DP William Ruto allies, Kipchumba Murkomen, Mohamed Ali and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, arrived at the venue early on Saturday.