Why Joho is basking in social media praise

Why Joho is basking in social media praise


Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has donated thousands of face masks to the National Police Service to help in combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

The masks were handed over to Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai on Wednesday in Mombasa and will be distributed to members of public at roadblocks instead of arresting them when found without one.

During a press briefing with Mutyambai, Joho emphasized on the need for everyone to acquire a mask for their own safety as the coronavirus cases in the country continue to rise.

“We are producing thousands and thousands of masks everyday here in the county of Mombasa. So anytime your officers would need masks you are welcome to receive them from us.

We have agreed that anyone who drives through a roadblock without a mask will be given one…

I appeal to every citizen… wear a mask. Wear a mask or you will be prosecuted. But most importantly understand that the mask is for your own safety.”

The IG thanked Governor Joho for the donation of face masks which he said exceeded the number of police officers in the country, assuring that the masks would also be given to members of public.


Joho donates face masks and sanitizers to police officers to give to motorists rather than arresting them.

On social media, Kenyans didn’t hold back their views; showering Joho with praise for his critically thought out gesture during times when many politicians have chosen to abandon helpless citizens facing harassment for failing to don masks which many can’t afford.

Some felt that the flamboyant governor was finally showing his strong leadership skills which have in the past been heavily questioned.

We have featured some of the top comments below.

On Tuesday, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s antics once again captured the attention of the international community after the controversial governor announced that he’d be adding small bottles of Hennessy (a type of brandy made in Cognac, France) to his free foodstuff hamper in a bid to combat COVID-19.


The move rattled some players including the manufacturer of the drink as well as the international community who read cheekiness in his act.

The report was covered both in UK media outlets and their US counterparts including world-known tabloids, Daily Mail and New York Post.



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