Hassan Ali Joho

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Hassan Ali Joho
1st Governor of Mombasa County
Incumbent
Assumed office
27 March 2013
Preceded by None
Member of the Kenyan Parliament
In office
2008–2013
Constituency Kisauni
Personal details
Born (1976-02-26) 26 February 1976 (age 38)
Mombasa, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Political party ODM
Spouse(s) Madina Joho
Children 4
Website www.hassanjoho.com

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.[1] During 2013 election he was elected governor of Mombasa County. He is the first governor of Mombasa County.

Political career[edit]

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.[2]

2013 Governor Election[edit]

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.[3] He later went to court to block swearing in of the winner.

Candidate Party Votes
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
Rejected Vote 2,081
Total Cast Vote 270,763

Governorship[edit]

Joho named his first cabinet which includes;[4]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Meet Joho
  3. ^ Shahbal alleges rigging as he files petition against Joho win. Daily Nation [1]
  4. ^ Joho’s cabinet adopted by the Msa county assembly. acc date 5th june 2013 [2]

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