6 February 2013

Kenya: Joho Goes Digital in Gubernatorial Campaigns

Hassan Ali Joho is using technology to step up his campaigns for Mombasa governor.

He is using a digital TV fitted onto a van. The spectacle has been pulling crowds in his campaign rallies. The TV airs Joho's documentary which include his speeches.

The screen displays dubbed 'Johotv' which were displayed in Nyali constituency at the weekend and was yesterday in Changamwe constituency. The TV is going round all the six constituencies in the county.

"This is politics and so as long as the means of marketing my bid are not illegal am not worried of whatever I do. These are times when people have to see what one has been able to do so that they have confidence as they entrust the task to you," Joho joked to supporters of his critics at Tononoka at the weekend.

Sources at his campaign team also said a number of well wishers have accepted to have their vehicles used to campaign for him as a way of supporting him.

"There are a number of our supporters who have decided to have their vehicles used for that purpose as a way of contributing to our course. We cannot be owning all those vehicles for God's sake," said one of his personal assistants.

He has since added a feather to his campaign apart from posters scattered all over the region in which he competes with his rivals including Wiper's Suleiman Shahbal, Republican Congress's Ibrahim Khamis Babangida, Kadu-A Chibule wa Tsuma and The National Alliance's Abdallah Mwaruwa.

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