Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho was visited in hospital by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday. 

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According to his Communications Director Richard Chacha, Joho complained of a severe headache on Monday and was taken to The Mombasa Hospital on Monday where he was diagnosed with Malaria. 

He has been admitted since, explaining his disappearance from the public since the burial of Michael Ngumbao on October 26 in Ganda Ward, Malindi.

"It was heartwarming to receive former Nigerian President H.E Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo who visited me in hospital this morning. Gen. Obasanjo is here to attend the Future Cities of Africa Conference which kicks off this afternoon at @VipingoRidge," he wrote.

Joho promised to represent the interests of Mombasa residents during the ongoing Future Cities of Africa Conference. 

The ODM Deputy Party Leader also celebrated the win by ODM's Imran Okoth in the Kibra by-election from his hospital bed.

"I plan to join the discussion with other African leaders upon discharge from hospital so as to be able to put our case across. As the Gateway Port city for the East & Central Africa, Mombasa is a critical player and we are honoured to participate in the Future Cities Conference," Joho tweeted.