Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has congratulated a Kenyan Chef, based in Mombasa after she on Sunday broke the world record in a cooking competition.

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Chef Maliha Mohammed broke the Guinness World Record after emerging the longest cooking chef.

In a post on Facebook, Joho hailed Maliha for her efforts that have put Mombasa and entire Kenya to the limelight in the sector.

The county boss noted that the chef had proven to the world that nothing is impossible under the sun.

"Congratulations Chef Maliha. You have not only made Mombasa and Kenya proud but the entire African continent. You personified the true spirit of endurance and resilience in an African woman, in braving the heat and daring sleep for over 75 hours while showcasing your culinary skills. This by any measure, was no mean task. Today, you stand tall as a legend, and you have proven to the world that nothing is impossible if you put your heart and mind to it. In a few days when the Guinness World Records confirms your feat, God willing, you will become the "001 endurance chef of the World” posted Joho.

Maliha, a mother of two, conducted her first trial at Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) by cooking 100 recipes in 36-hour non-stop over the weekend.

She has set a new record by cooking for 75hrs non-stop beating current 68hrs record.

The current world record was being held by Rickey Lumpkin from California, US who cooked for 68 hours 30 minutes and one second in December 2018.