Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has become the main setback of the recently reformed Judiciary under Lady Justice Martha Koome.
This is after he was sentenced to 60 days in prison or pay a court fine of Ksh. 250,000 after he was found liable of contempt of the court.
The Mombasa County Boss has been charged together with Changamwe Member of County Assembly (MCA), Bernard Ogutu, for raiding a private land in company of hired goons and other political leaders, including Hon. Omar Mwinyi.
While giving the ruling over the matter, Justice Munyao Sila expressed that violating the law isn’t gallant and askedthe leaders to be an example to the general public.
“Kenyans love peace and would like to live in a country where leaders lead from the front in respecting the rule of law,” said Justice Sila.
“We want to live in a country that respects the rule of law and obeys a court order,” he added.
Regardless of being found guilty, Justice Munyao said that the Mombasa Governor who showed up in court showed no regret.
“There is not much remorse in Mr. Hassan Joho’s mitigation statement, his apparent lack of remorse is very perturbing to this court,” Justice Sila said.
The governor will likewise be expected to take responsibility for any damages endured by the offended party because of the incident.
In the mean time, Changamwe MCA was fined Ksh.20,000, inability to which he will serve out a 14-day prison punishment.
He had shown regret and seemed to have learnt from his missteps, as per the court.
The ruling comes on the same day Lady Justice Martha Koome was sworn in as the first-ever female Chief Justice in the history of Kenya.