They were once political friends before their bitter fallout in the run to the 2017 election where they bitterly contested the Mombasa gubernatorial seat. 

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The story of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and former Senator Hassan Omar dates back to around 2012. 

With different ambitions, the two young politicians took Mombasa politics by storm with the former Kisauni MP mentoring the young but ambitious Omar. But today, they are not in good books, and with different political ambitions and plans. 

With the recent TIFA research indicating that Joho is slowly losing his political clout to Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Omar still 'missing' in action since 2017 election which he lost to Joho, the two former allies-turned-foes should strike a deal to tame the controversial Malindi lawmaker and restore their own lost glory in as far as Coast politics is concerned. 

So, should Joho immediately recruit Omar to water down Jumwa's growing political influence in the region? A big 'yes'.

He may be down  but not out. Omar remains a great political voice in Mombasa and whoever has already written his political obituary should be ready for a big shock. 

To Joho, the former Senator may prove to a big asset in his ambitious fight for political influence in the region. 

With Omar keen to make a political comeback and Joho aiming to clinch the presidency, the duo can help one another to achieve their different ambitions. 

Since dumping NASA for Jubilee Party in 2017, Omar who was tipped to land a top government job, continues to languish in political cold. 

Nearly, all politicians who lost the last general election from the Coast region, have landed senior government positions. 

Joho should take advantage of the  former Senator's current political situation and 'mistreatment' in Jubilee to lure him to his side.