Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali has claimed that Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata is being politically used to frustrate his developmental agenda in his constituency.
Ali says the Regional Commissioner has completely forgotten his mandate of managing administrative duties including peace and security in the region and specifically within Mombasa county.
This is after security officers stopped a meeting that was meant to issue bursary cheques to secondary school heads within Nyali constituency.
The bursary cheques were worthy Ksh. 35 million.
However, Ali blames Mombasa governors Ali Hassan Joho and Mr. Elungata for sabotage and undermining his efforts to face-lift the Nyali constituency.
“Actually you are not fighting me but Nyali residents. This trend must stop,” he said.
Ali claimed that his efforts to ensure the less fortunate children in the area access quality education have received major rebuke from both the county administration and government.
“To what benefit will you enjoy if poor Nyali dwellers do not access the development projects they have been yearning for years?” posed an agitated Ali.
He told a news conference in his constituency on Tuesday that he will not relent in his efforts to transform the lives of Nyali constituents.
Ali claimed Joho is behind all the intrigues saying he will not back down despite all the obstacles posed by the Mombasa governor.
Recently Ali was blocked by the county government from constructing Frere Town primary school perimeter wall.
“Frere Town Primary School Headteacher wrote to us 3 times since 2018 requesting us to build a perimeter wall and renovate the school playing ground because of the drug addicts surrounding their compound. We did respond but our Constructor was chased away by the County inspectorate with the help of Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata. Seems like drug business is more important than the safety of our school going children,” said Mr. Ali.
However, Mr. Elungata has reiterated that no politician will be allowed to conduct any form a gathering following the upsurge of Covid-19 cases in the county and the entire Coast region.
“Let all politicians be warned that we should all adhere to the Ministry of health directive that no political or social gatherings are allowed in the country. Only in houses of worships where the number of congregants is known,” he said.