Hassan Joho

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His Excellency
Ali Hassan Joho
1st Governor of Mombasa County
Assumed office
27 March 2013
Preceded by Position established
Member of the Kenyan Parliament
In office
2008–2013
Preceded by Ananiah Mwasambu Mwaboza
Succeeded by Rashid Bedzimba
Constituency Kisauni
Personal details
Born (1973-02-26) 26 February 1973 (age 44)
Kisauni, Mombasa
Nationality Kenyan
Political party ODM - Deputy Party Leader affiliated to the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD)
Mother Ummu Kulthum
Father Mzee Joho
Residence Mombasa
Alma mater B.A in Business and Human Resource Management from Kampala University and various diplomas in business, shipping, logistics and ICT
Portfolio

Served as the Assistant Minister for Transport; as Deputy Chairman of the Foreign, Defence & Election Committee; as Library Committee Member of Transport, Housing & Public Works and the National Organizing Secretary of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)

Founder and Patron of Hassan Joho Foundation, since 2008
Website www.hassanjoho.com

Hassan Ali Joho (Arabic: حسن علي جوهو‎‎) is a Kenyan politician affiliated to the Orange Democratic Movement and was elected to represent the Kisauni Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya during the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007.[1] On 4 March 2013, during the general election, Joho was elected as the first governor of Mombasa County.[2]

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. On 4 March 2013 he was elected as Governor of Mombasa.[3]

According to The Economist, "He is close to Raila Odinga, Kenya’s main opposition leader, and is said to be financing Mr Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party."[4]

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, was second with 94,905 votes. Shabal went to court alleging rigging, but his petition was denied.[5] He later went to court to block Joho's swearing in.

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;[6]

  • Job Tumbo - Health services,
  • Anthony Njaramba - Tourism and Culture Development,
  • Mohammed Abbas - Transport and Infrastructure,
  • Binty Omar - Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,
  • Walid Khalid - Finance and Economic Planning,
  • Tendai Mtana - Education and Children,
  • Mohammed Ibrahim - Trade and Energy,
  • Hazel Koitaba - Youth, Gender and Sports,
  • Fatma Awale - Water, Environment & Natural Resources,
  • Francis Thoya - Lands, Planning & Housing

Joho's manifesto stipulated the tasks he intends to achieve in his governorship. These include; fishing, tourism, manufacturing, health and sanitation, solid waste management, roads and housing, among others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Members Of The 10th Parliament. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed 19 June 2008.
  2. ^ Mombasa Governorship. Mombasa Country Government. Accessed 1 October 2013
  3. ^ Meet Joho
  4. ^ "Kenya’s dirty war: Suspected jihadists are being killed in droves on Kenya’s coast". The Economist. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Shahbal alleges rigging as he files petition against Joho win. Daily Nation [1]
  6. ^ Joho’s cabinet adopted by the Mombasa County Assembly. acc date 5 June 2013 [2]

http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/Hassan-Joho-Degree-Fraud-Kampala-University/1107872-2315104-lwqxxbz/index.html