Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho celebrates his 45th Birthday today.The flamboyant Governor who was born on 26 February 1976 is a political heavy weight believed to be a political kingpin of the coastal region of Kenya.
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.
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.