Tanzanian heavy-hitter Ali Kiba on Thursday morning (April 18) tied the knot with the love of his life Amina Khalif Ahmed Salim.
The ceremony which took place at a mosque in Mombasa was graced by area governor Ali Hassan Joho in what many termed as a surprise appearance by the county chief.
Mombasa County director of communications Richard Chacha had told EDAILY on phone Wednesday that the governor was out of the country and would not make it for Kiba’s wedding.
“The governor is in France for the Global Water Summit. I don’t think he would have returned to Kenya by April 19,” said Richard Chacha Wednesday afternoon.
A well-placed source tells EDAILY that Governor Joho jetted into Kenya late Tuesday for Kiba’s wedding, and would fly out of the country after the ceremony.
Kiba’s wedding reception will take place at 7:30pm Thursday at the Diamond Jubilee Hall.
Tanzania’s Azam TV had secured exclusive rights to air Kiba’s wedding. Kiba, EDAILY understands, parted with Ksh4.4 million for the TV coverage.
Ali Kiba will hold another wedding with Amina in Dar es Salaam on April 26.
Amina’s family has close ties with Governor Joho. “Amina’s mum is a friend to Ali Joho’s elder brother, Abu Joho,” said the insider.
Unconfirmed reports claim Amina is the daughter of Governor Joho’s chief campaigner.
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