Ali Hassan Joho is the governor of Mombasa County and the Deputy Party Leader of the Orange Democratic Party (ODM).
Joho is currently serving his second and last term as Mombasa Governor and declared his interest in the Presidency. The former Kisauni MP is seeking to vie for the 2022 presidential election via the ODM party ticket.
He is also seeking to position himself as the kingpin of the Coastal region. In December 2020, he vowed to unite the Coast under one leader and also hinted at forming a political party to push the agenda of the coastal residents.
Joho unveiled various strategies to cushion Mombasa residents from the Covid-19 crisis when after the pandemic broke out in March 2020. Among this was unveiling the Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutrition Project.
Through the project, well-wishers, donors and investors contributed funds and food which were supplied to households in the county. The county set aside Ksh 250 million for the project.
Joho mobilised resources to provide food for more than 227,000 vulnerable residents who were affected by the Covid-19 measures implemented by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
These were inter-county lockdowns, curfews and cessation of movement at the Coast.