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Joho snubs Uhuru’s speech to play host to flamboyant city lawyer

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has sent tongues wagging after snubbing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s speech at the governors summit in Diani, Kwale County.

The governor instead prioritised hosting flamboyant Nairobi lawyer Donald Kipkorir at his offices in Mombasa.

The summit is meant to help the governors digest the many complicated array of laws governing the new devolved units which first came into force in 2013.

In his speech on Thursday, the president gave a stern warning to anyone who tries to engage in unconstitutional campaigns.

“We will not entertain any language, any action that threaten our territorial integrity,” said President Kenyatta.

He added: “We can have dialogue either individually or collectively but one thing is clear that there is a line and if you cross it then the law will deal with you.”

Governor Joho shared on Twitter a picture showing him and Mr Kipkorir in the middle of a conversation in his office.

“With my good friend and brother @DonaldBKipkorir when he paid me a courtesy call at my office,” tweeted Mr Joho.