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Nyali MP Mohamed Ali aka Jichopevu [p/courtesy]

The vocal Nyali MP Mohamed Ali aka Jichopevu is embroiled in a bitter war with the men who managed his 2017 campaigns.

His former chief campaigners are now ganging up with his political rivals like the family of Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and other Deep State toadies like the ODM party whose candidate he beat in 2017.

JichoPevu is former ODM ally who was rigged out in shambolic party primaries where Joho’s cousin (Said Abdalla) was favored but Ali still went on to clinch Nyali seat as an independent candidate. Infact he won against the hype and influence Joho, Raila Odinga and ODM had in Mombasa at the time.

Ali then became a full time ODM critic in post 2017 politics where he is associated with UDA Party and the deputy president, Dr.  William Ruto, who will face off with Raila Odinga for presidency in 2022.

He is one of the vocal and visible politicians championing UDA politics and DP’s ‘Hustler narrative’ in Mombasa where ODM still has a considerable support.

Said Abdalla [p/courtesy]

Ali also brags that he has performed better than former ODM MPs who did nothing for the constituency.

The MP has been sharing photos of rehabilitated schools online earning him support from a good section of the electorate who are praising him for properly implementing projects through the NGCDF.

Ali was however criticized by a section of Kenyans last year when he announced through tweeter that a soon-to-be-opened girls high school in Nyali was named after him.

“The First Girls Sec School in Nyali constituency since independence opening its doors on 13th Jan 2020. #MjingaNimimi,”Ali wrote in a tweet accompanied by pictures of the school.

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Netizens who were not impressed with the move argued that the school deserved a neutral name since it was built using public funds.

But his former chief campaigners argue that he as underperformed and only sharing the same old photo to hoodwink the people. They also accuse Jichopevu of refusing to assist bereaved families in Nyali Constituency, a role the MP says is not part of his job.

And that bitterness is expected to extend to the ballot where they have vowed to teach Ali a lesson. They will gang up behind ODM’s Said Abdalla, the Mr. Money bag who is also implementing community projects targeting the youth.

Jichopevu will also face Millicent Adhiambo, Mark Osewe and Joshua Andere who will divide the ODM vote in Nyali and hand him an easy win.

 

 

 

 


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