Joho government silent on drugs war, keen on motions against me - Marwa

Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa./FILE
Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa./FILE

The Mombasa government has been accused of being suspiciously silent on the war on drugs yet active in discussing motions against Nelson Marwa.

Marwa, who is Coast regional coordinator,

accused Coast politicians of colluding with police officers and drug barons.

He told the press outside his office on Friday that county governed by Hassan Joho is the "mother of juvenile crime" because of the drugs menace.

He said the county inspectorate has never provided the police with intelligence that has led to the arrest of any criminal despite having sophisticated equipment.

But Majority leader Abdalla Kasagamba said Marwa makes outrageous statements to gain publicity.

The commissioner has had a strenuous relationship with the county.

In January 2015, the county's politicians by Marwa that some police vehicles are used to traffic drugs.

They included Joho, MPs Hezron Awiti (Nyali), Rashid Bedzimba (Kisauni) and woman representative Mishi Mboko.

They said Marwa, being the chair of the county security committee, should have acted on the information instead of going to the press.

In September that year, Marwa on drug barons in a new strategy that was to see the names and images of traffickers displayed in public places.

Nominated

Senator Emma Mbura for his war on drugs in the region.

In November, Marwa said he with Joho despite the outburst by the Governor.