A Mombasa court has slapped the city Governor Ali Hassan Joho Ksh 250,000 fine or face 60 days behind bars over contempt of court.
The Mombasa Governor was fined alongside Changamwe MCA Bernard Oguttu who is also reported to have disobeyed court orders. Both Joho and Bernard were set to appear before the court but failed to do so without a reason.
The judge preceding the case called on politicians and leaders to obey court orders and set a good example to Wananchi who are supposed to obey the rule of law.
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Bernard was however slapped a Ksh 20,000 fine or risk a 14-day jail sentence. His fine was less due to the fact that he showed remorse, unlike the Governor who was termed rude before the court.
The duo was summoned after businessman Ashok Doshi reported destruction at his piece of land in Changamwe by County Government askaris back in February 2019. He also obtained orders preventing the county askaris from accessing his land.
In May the same year, the Governor and the MCA are reported to have visited the land and caused more damage despite the court orders. In the meantime, an arrest warrant of arrest has been issued against the duo.