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MOMBASA

Joho finally handed certificate

Riziki Hamadi

Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho and his deputy Dr William Kingi celebrates after being handed gubernatorial election certificate, August 12, 2017. [Photo: Ali Hassan Joho]

Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho and his deputy Dr William Kingi have formally been declared winners of the Mombasa gubernatorial elections by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

County Returning Officer Nancy Wanjiku Kariuki handed them certificates signaling the beginning of another term to serve the people of Mombasa.

"I thank the Almighty God, my supporters, colleagues and everyone who worked tirelessly to secure our victory. This is a victory for Mombasa. To the people of Mombasa, Asanteni sana for the vote of confidence in my leadership," said Joho.

He promised to keep up with the robust development agenda and urged his competitors to join hands in developing the county. "As your governor, I will serve all regardless your voting preference. I will continue to stand firm in defending your rights. God bless Mombasa and God Bless Kenya," Joho said, amid celebrations, Saturday afternoon.He was accompanied by various Mombasa County ODM party leaders, and supporters.Earlier Joho had accused IEBC of declining to issue him with the certificate, saying he did not no why.

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