Hassan Ali Joho
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2014)|
|Hassan Ali Joho|
|1st Governor of Mombasa County|
27 March 2013
|Member of the Kenyan Parliament|
26 February 1976 |
Hassan Ali Joho is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to the Orange Democratic Movement and was elected to represent the Kisauni Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007. During 2013 election he was elected governor of Mombasa County. He is the first governor of Mombasa County.
Joho joined active politics in the year 2004, and became the Kisauni party chairman for the Liberal Democratic Party between 2006-2007. It was not until 2007 General Election, when he was overwhelmingly elected as the Kisauni parliamentary member through ODM in 2007. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Kisauni constituency and the Assistant Minister for Transport. In 4 March 2013 he was elected as Governor of Mombasa.
2013 Governor Election
Joho campaigned to be elected as first Governor of Mombasa during the election held on 4 March 2013. He emerged the winner and was sworn in as governor on 27 March.
He won by 132,583 votes, his closest rival Mr Shahbal, who was second with 94,905 votes. Shabal went to court allegeing rigging, his petition was denied. He later went to court to block swearing in of the winner.
|Abdalla Hemed Mwaruwa||TNA||17,335|
|Anderson Chibule Watsuma||KADU Asili||2,258|
|Hassan Ali Joho||ODM||132,583|
|Ibrahim Khamisi Athman||RC||10,124|
|Lawrence Kamau Macharia||PDU||1,064|
|Mutuku Isaac Malila||ND||1,368|
|Suleiman Said Saleh Shahbal||WDM K||94,905|
|Tendai Lewa Mtana||IND||9,045|
|Total Cast Vote||270,763|
Joho named his first cabinet which includes;
- Job Tumbo - Health services,
- Anthony Njaramba - Tourism,
- Mohammed Abbas - Transport and Infrastructure,
- Binty Omar - Agriculture and Livestock,
- Walid Khalid - Finance,
- Tendai Mtana - Education
- Mohammed Ibrahim - Trade and Energy
Joho manifesto stipulates the task he will entail to achieve in his governorship. They are fishing,tourism, manufacturing, health and sanitation, solid waste management, and road housing among others.
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