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Fat Joe shouts out Joho, Kenyans react

By Winnie Mabel September 5th, 2022 2 min read

American superstar Joseph Antonio Cartagena alias Fat Joe praised former Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho in a video clip that surfaced on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

In the clip, Fat Joe who is seen lounging at an undisclosed location took a video of himself telling the world that nothing could stop Joho.

“Joho, 001, nothing can stop you, you’re all the way up,” Fat Joe quipped his famous phrase from the song All The Way Up released in 2016.

Kenyans online reacted to the video, most agreeing with Fat Joe while some cast doubts on Joho’s star.

“All the way to be our land minister inshallah,” wrote Martin Adams.

“Mombasa didn’t have a governor. We had a music promoter. A promoter who paid Chris Brown a total of 91 million shillings,” wrote Sephania Odhiambo Ochieng.

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In October 2019, Joho brought Chris Brown to Kenya for the first time for a mega concert in the coastal city.

For 90 minutes, the American megastar was paid a whopping Sh 90 million to perform at a time when Kenyan artists were demanding fair air play for their music as most radio stations tended to overplay international music.

“Money can buy you friendship,” added Mjomba Nderitu.

“He finally dumped Alikiba now he’s on Fat Joe…..great moves there joho,” wrote Evee Mumbi.

“Joho’s lifestyle is at another level yeye nii (he is) celebrity slay king,” wrote Nanderah Traceey Nandy.

During his 10-year tenure as the governor of Mombasa governor, Joho made news for his flashy lifestyle, the women he dated and dumped his alleged handsomeness and hanging out with celebrities from across the world.

Among his notable favourite celebs are Tanzanian singers Ali Kiba, Nandy, Ommy Dimpoz, Diamond Platinumz; Kenya’s Sudi Boy and Rwanda’s Bruce Melody.

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Internationally, he’s been spotted with heiress Paris Hilton and Chris Brown too.

Over the years, many branded him a socialite instead of a leader for his constant flashy posts on social media about his life and wealth.

Many accused him of washing over the actual problems Mombasa residents endured including lack of water, poor sanitation, poor housing and a low County economy that took a heavy hit at the height of the pandemic.

According to investigative journalist John Allan Namu, by the end of Joho’s tenure following the August 2022 General Election, Mombasa has left with an upwards of Sh 4 billion debt.

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