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Ali Hassan Joho
|1st Governor of Mombasa County|
Assumed office |
27 March 2013
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the Kenyan Parliament|
|Preceded by||Ananiah Mwasambu Mwaboza|
|Succeeded by||Rashid Bedzimba|
26 February 1973|
|Political party||ODM - Deputy Party Leader affiliated to the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD)|
|Alma mater||B.A in Business and Human Resource Management from Kampala University and various diplomas in business, shipping, logistics and ICT|
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
Hassan Ali Joho (Arabic: حسن علي جوهو) is a Kenyan politician and the Current Governor Mombasa County affiliated to the Orange Democratic Movement and was also elected to represent the Kisauni Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya during the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007. On 4 March 2013, during the general election, Joho was elected as the first governor of Mombasa County.. In 2017 General Elections Day in Kenya held on 8th, 8th, 2017, Joho defended his seat on an ODM ticket, he is the ongoing governor of Mombasa County, County 001. Despite significant politically engineered setbacks, Joho emerged triumphant by winning with 220 576 votes against his closest rival Suleimann Shabal with 69 322 votes, Suleimann is a member of the Jubilee Party.
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.
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, was second with 94,905 votes. Shabal went to court alleging rigging, but his petition was denied. He later went to court to block Joho's swearing in.
|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 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.
- Members Of The 10th Parliament Archived 16 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Parliament of Kenya. Accessed 19 June 2008.
- Mombasa Governorship. Mombasa Country Government. Accessed 1 October 2013
- Meet Joho
- "Kenya's dirty war: Suspected jihadists are being killed in droves on Kenya's coast". The Economist. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
- Shahbal alleges rigging as he files petition against Joho win. Daily Nation 
- Joho’s cabinet adopted by the Mombasa County Assembly. acc date 5 June 2013 
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