It is no secret that Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho courts controversy and never misses an opportunity to display opulence.
The youthful governor, now in his second term in office, has attracted admiration and admonition in equal measure due to his chosen lifestyle.
Joho is always up to shake a leg, all modern dance styles at the palm of his hand or maybe toes of his feet.
His articulate speeches are delivered with maximum vigour and humour, utilizing his enviable mastery of the Swahili language and normally heavily characterized by a milliard of figures of speech.
This astute businessman is also known for his strong sense of style and fashion.
He's not afraid of embracing modernity and the latest in designer wear.
His taste in cars also tells the story of a man who is not in the wannabes’ category when it comes to heavy and deep pockets.
Located in the lavish Nyali Estate, the governor’s mansion caps the icing on the cake; being a statement of luxury and taste. It is clear that Joho eats life with a big spoon!
Here are some of Joho’s moments of lavishness and boldness: