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Who owns the grave -Sonko’s or Aboud’s family?

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[Abubakar Aboud watering his motherr's grave at the Kikowani Muslim Cemetery in Mombasa. Photo/Courtesy/May, 07, 2022].

Barely a day after Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko paid tributes to his late mother Saumu Mukami Mbuvi who was buried at the Kikowani Muslim Cemetery in Mombasa county, a Mombasa based family has come out insisting that the same grave belongs to their late mother Mariam Ali.

Led my Abubakar Aboud, the family says the grave Sonko visited on Friday and laid wreath in remembrance of his late mother is actually their mother’s grave who was buried seven years ago.

The family which visited the grave yard and made special prayer for their late mother on Saturday insisted those who allowed Sonko to visit their mother grave misled the politician.

“We were shocked to see in the media and social media too that Sonko was led to our mother’s grave the late Mariam Ali claiming that the same grave belonged to Sonko’s mother the late Saumu Mukami Mbuvi, this is not true,” noted Aboud.

He cautioned Sonko against disturbing their mum who is resting in peace.

“We do not want our late mother to be used for some people’s political gains, let those who aided Sonko to this grave stop it and stop it immediately, this is our mother’s grave,” noted Aboud amid tears.

Aboud further warned politicians against telling lies in a bid to woo voters from locals.

During his grand entry into Mombasa county on Friday, Sonko who is seeking to succeed Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho in the August, 9, 2022 general elections visited Kikowani Muslim Cemetery in Mombasa, where her late mother, Saumu Mukami Mbuvi, was laid to rest in 1997.

He prayed for his mother’s soul to rest in peace.

“As I launch my bid for the Mombasa Governor seat, I call upon Mombasa residents to vote for leaders with vision and those that value humanity,” he said.

He added, “As your next Governor, my administration will strive to improve the livelihood of Mombasa residents by addressing the main challenges facing the county, like unemployment, drug abuse, garbage menace, water shortage, poor road network, criminal gangs, among others,”.

He appealed to locals to join hands in attaining developmental objectives that can benefit every resident in Mombasa.