The much talked about wedding for Ali Kiba and his Kenyan babe went down yesterday. But the cherry on the cake was the reception party that was hosted at Governor Joho’s palace at Vipingo Ridge.
The who is who was in attendance for the uber-exclusive cereony that went down last night.
Joho had been missing for weeks amid residents complains only to resurface during the Thursday wedding.
The governor is an outspoken politician so his absence did not go unnoticed.
Sources said he visited France, Spain and Australia since leaving the county last month. He flew back to the country on Wednesday evening after delivering a speech at a global water summit in France.
Director of communication Richard Chacha said Joho attended Ali KIba’s wedding as a friend and not on behalf of the county government
The official ceremony took place at Masjid Ul Kulthum mosque, which was built in honor of Joho’s mother.
A luncheon for the newly weds was hosted at Joho’s palatial home in Nyali with an evening reception at the governor’s other home in Vipingo ridge.
In attendance were Joho and Nyali politician Said Abdalla among other top county officials.
The county’s communication boss Richard Chacha said residents were blowing the matter out of proportion, saying Joho had a personal life outside his crown as governor.
“Joho and Alikiba have been friends for a long time now. Joho’s support towards Kiba’s wedding was not on behalf of the Mombasa county government,” Chacha said.
Chacha said any contributions Joho might have made came from his pocket and not county coffers.
He added that the county has not spent even a dime towards the highly hyped wedding.
Anyhow, here are photos from the reception last night.