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Joho lectures President Kenyatta at public function – VIDEO

Mombasa governor Hassan Joho on Thursday lectured President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government in Bamburi, Mombasa where the head of state launched a number of projects.

Mr Joho told the president to his face to show any project done by the Jubilee government for the people of Mombasa.

He pointed out that the footbridge erected at Buxton – which the president officially opened on Thursday– was implemented under the Kenya Municipal Program, and was initiated in 2010 before the Jubilee government came into power.

“I want to say thank you for the president visiting us on this day, but we have heard that this year is a year for people to ask for votes through what they have been able to accomplish. And the Jubilee government is here, what I would be happy to see are the projects done by Jubilee in the year 2016,” he said, as the president smiled in the background.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala, who hails from the coastal region, fidgeted as the feisty governor tore into the Jubilee administration.

“I am here looking for my votes for Cord and Jubilee is here also they can also look for their votes which is democracy. And when I say this it’s not that I want to make an enemy with anyone.”

Governor Joho, who is ODM deputy party leader, has been touted as a possible running mate of Cord leader Raila Odinga in this year’s general elections due to his rising star.

President Uhuru on his part swiftly hits back at Mr Joho by telling one member of the public who had asked for lunch, to go and ask food from the governor.

Social media was abuzz with the exchange of words between the two leaders.