Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa is threatening to arrest Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho over a land dispute between the county government and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.
Nelson Marwa believes the disputed 22-acre piece of land belongs to the KBC and not the county government as propagated by Joho.
Mr Marwa is accusing the ODM deputy party leader of invading the disputed land and pulling down its perimeter wall which KBC constructed.
In the press conference, he said Joho was acting like the supreme leader of the coast region. He further accused Mr Joho of disrespecting President Kenyatta and DP Ruto.
“The county government hired goons in pulling down part of the wall that was being erected and briefly detained workers who were putting it up the last week.”
“Joho is not a special governor among the 47 elected ones. He should concentrate on leading his county and stop insulting the President and his deputy.”
Governor Joho had on Friday led a section of local residents to the disputed land at VOK area in Nyali Constituency and pulled down the wall.
Joho defended his actions saying that the dispute was in the courts and construction of any sort should not go on. He further warned provincial administration officials like Nelson Marwa against using the police to interfere with court proceedings.
Acting Lands executive, Antony Njaramba commented on Marwa’s threat, saying that he was intervening in a court matter to promote KBC interests.
He said the law requires that builders get approval from county government before constructing on public land.
“We should not treat anyone in a special manner. All should follow regulations and KBC has not received any documents to make any developments on the land.”
He also added that Marwa brought up political issues that were not relevant to the briefing.