Hassan Joho 'Sultan of Mombasa' welcomed back to the country like a hero after 2 weeks in the US

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Clad in ODM t-shirts, hundreds of his supporters jammed Moi International Airport to give him a warm welcome.

  play Thousand of mombasa residents turned up to welcome the governor back home (courtesy)

Mombasa governor, Ali Hassan Joho today flew back to the country after two weeks in the United States amid pomp and colour as hundreds of Mombasa residents turn up to welcome  him back.

Clad in ODM t-shirts, thousands of his supporters jammed Moi International Airport to give him a warm welcome.

Natoa shukrani kwa wanachangamwe na wanamombasa kuja hapa leo kutupokea” Joho said to a thunderous applause.

Translated: ‘I want to thank all residents of Changamwe and Mombasa for turning up in large numbers to welcome us’

play Joho waving to his supporters after landing at Moi international airport. (courtesy)

 

Business at the airport came to a standstill with police having a rough time controlling the exited crowd who blew Vuvuzelas and chanted songs before the governor touched down at 10am.

After landing, joho made stop overs rallies at Changamwe before heading for Mikindani, Tudor, Bamburi Mwisho and Frere Town where he is expected to hold a rally.

play Hassan Joho holding a baby while addressing thousands of residents who turned up to welcome him back. (courtesy)

 

During his tour, Joho met with former US ambassador to Kenya, Johnnie Carson, who is now a senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace, and also hold a round-table meeting with senior program officers working closely with Mombasa and other key cities.

Later on the charismatic governor met with Kenyans living in the diaspora e.g. members of the Kisii and Somali communities in Minnesota, and engaged Kenyans on issues related to their lives in the US and their take on current affairs in Kenya.

play Joho made stop overs rallies at Changamwe before heading for Mikindani, Tudor, Bamburi Mwisho and Frere Town where he is expected to hold a rally. (Courtesy)

 

Joho right hand man, nominated MCA  Mohamed Hatimy who is the  acting county speaker made a clarion call to residents of Mombasa on Friday to turn up in large numbers to welcome their governor back home.

He has been the one running the show in the absence of the governor and political analysts see him as the power behind the throne.

play Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho shares a meal with a Kenyan family living in Maryland,US Feb 19 2017. (courtesy)

The ‘Sultan of Mombasa’ whose sojourn in the United States left a lull in the Coast politics, is expected to re-energise debate in a region that has become a battleground for two top coalitions ahead of the August 8 polls.

play During his tour in US, Joho met with with Kenyans living in the diaspora. (courtesy)
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