Ali Hassan Joho

He is affiliated to ODM

Ali Hassan Joho Occupation

Human Resource Management, ICT, Marketing, Politics.

About Ali Hassan Joho

Ali Hassan Joho, popularly “Sultan” - a noble title with several historical meanings with its original use being in Arabic to mean “strength", "authority", "rulership", is a notable and outspoken Kenyan politician in the opposition.

Mr Joho attended Serani Secondary where he got a D- (Minus). He later joined the University of Nairobi for a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) programme.

Later, he transferred credits to Kampala International University from which he claims to have graduated.

He registered for yet another business related degree, this time at the little-known Gretsa University in Thika where he graduated in 2016.

Joho joined active politics in the year 2004. In the 2007 general elections, Joho was elected as the Kisauni Constituency Member of Parliamentary through Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party. He later served as the Assistant Minister for Transport. On 4 March 2013 he was elected as Governor of Mombasa.

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

In many occasions, Joho has been accused by the Jubilee Administration of drug trafficking, claims he has been vehemently denying. He is known for fearlessly facing the government on corruption and injustices.

He leads the 10-member executive team of Mombasa County, the second largest City in Kenya and home of the busiest port in East Africa.

Governor Joho is the National Deputy party Leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). Joho also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Foreign, Defense & Election Committee; as Library Committee Member of Transport, Housing & Public Works.

In addition to being a public servant, Governor Joho is a multi-talented and influential serial entrepreneur who has successfully started, grown and managed various enterprises in diverse sectors ranging from environmental management, shipping and logistics to manufacturing and retail.

As a business magnate and investor, he is the founder and pioneer of Prima Pest & Bins Limited, the first garbage collection company in Mombasa.

He is also the founder of M-Tech Kenya Limited and East African Terminals Limited, a renowned firm in the shipping and logistics industry.

He is the founder and patron of the Hassan Joho Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2008. The Foundation is today credited for numerous social projects in Mombasa County and the Coast region that have positively impacted on the lives of many people within the community he serves.

The Foundation is involved in various initiatives in Education, Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship, Sports, Orphanages and Drug Rehabilitation initiatives within the County.

Activities over the last five years have included the construction and modernization of primary and secondary schools with over Ksh100m invested to date; the provision of water through sinking of boreholes, bursaries that educate over 1,000 students per annum, sponsorship of various sporting activities and providing support of community policing and drug rehabilitation programmes within Mombasa County.

Ali Hassan Joho Biography

Birth Name:  Ali Hassan Joho

Birth Date:     26th February 1976

Home Town:  Mombasa, Kenya.

Relationship:  Married

Ali Hassan Joho Family

Parent:     Mzee Joho (father) and Umm Kulthum (mother)

Wife:        Madina Hassan Joho

Sibling:     Abubakar Joho

Ali Hassan Joho Affiliation

2013 election results

Suleiman Said Saleh Shahbal - 94,905 – Wiper.

He will be facing Hassan Omar (wiper), Suleiman Shahbal (Jubilee) and Hezron Awiti (VDM) in August polls. He is married to Madina Joho with four children.


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