Hon. Ali Hassan Joho, Governor Mombasa County
Governor Hassan Ali Joho is the first governor of Mombasa County having successfully been elected in the hotly contested March 4th, 2013 polls. He is the immediate former Member of Parliament for Kisauni Constituency following the 2007 general election. 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). Prior to becoming the governor, Governor Joho served as the Assistant Minister for Transport; as Deputy Chairman of the Foreign, Defense & Election Committee; as Library Committee Member of Transport, Housing & Public Works. He served as Kisauni Party Chairman for the Liberal Democratic Party between 2006 – 2007. He is a great net worker with immense oratory skills, which hold him in good stead when communicating and connecting with the people in his community and contributing to the significant strides he has made in his political career.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, commanding respect within the shipping and logistics industry. While he has stepped down from executive positions in these businesses, he continues to provide support as a strategist and business idealist from time to time.
Governor Joho is a generous philanthropist and 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.
Born in Kisauni, Mombasa, Governor Joho holds a B.A in Business and Human Resource Management from Kampala University and various diplomas in business, shipping, logistics and ICT. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and socializing through various sporting activities including golf, soccer and swimming.