‘Jicho Pevu’ threatens to quit ODM and run as an independent – VIDEO
Investigative journalist turned politician, Mohammed Ali, has hinted at vying for the Member of Parliament for Nyali Constituency as an independent candidate, if his grievances over irregularities are not resolved by ODM.
Speaking during an interview on NTV on Sunday night, Mr Ali said he will be appealing his defeat to Mr Said Abdalla Saido.
Mr Ali, who is best known for his investigative TV series, Jicho Pevu, also said he has photographic and video evidence to back up his claims over what he said was an exercise that was not free and fair.
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) April 23, 2017
“I will wait for tomorrow (Monday), put my complaints on the table and listen to what they are going to tell me. I am confident that if the party views the evidence and facts, then I will win the appeal,” he said.
He added: “I did not come to politics because I wanted to be a politician, I came because I want to fix my country. And if I do not win the appeal, I will use other means or ways to fix my country. I will be on the ballot come August 8 whether on ODM or not.”
Twitter was awash with mixed reactions from netizens over Ali’s defeat in Nyali and his latest declarations.
Jicho pevu, there is no aspirant who has lost fairly and squarely! everyone wants to ‘chat a way forward’ yaani independent! whaarris
— 100 shades of ME (@kmaisy) April 24, 2017
someone tell mohamed politics has got nothing to do with investigation.. its a game for bigwings…. pole bro Jicho Pevu
— sonai gady (@GadySonai) April 24, 2017
“Jicho Pevu”Politics is time consuming and it was first time and you made a good trial next round it might be you who knows
— Yabesh Anthony (@YabeshAnthony) April 24, 2017
Jicho Pevu, We as politicians wont accept you in our vicinity, we fear your in-depth exposure .???
— Dominic kemboi (@qypruno) April 24, 2017