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Governor Hassan Joho agrees to divorce Italian wife Madina Fazzini

Madina Giovanni Fazzini, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho's ex-wife. [File, Standard]

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has agreed to grant his Italian first wife a divorce she sought.

Joho signed a consent to end his marriage to Madina Giovanni Fazzini after nine years of separation.

The Governor who appeared in person before Mombasa Chief Kadhi's court did not object to his ex-wife’s call for a divorce.

Fazzini filed the case on January 26, 2022, saying the marriage had broken down and could not be revived.

"I am clear and unequivocal that our marriage has broken down irretrievably, with no chance of revival, given we have both moved on over the years," said Fazzini in her affidavit filed in court.

The two married on February 11, 2011, and had two children now aged nine and eight years.

Fazzini said Joho moved out of the matrimonial home in 2013, leaving her with their two children.

"Since the respondent, Joho, moved out of our matrimonial home in June 2013, the substance of our marriage has dissipated and has no basis to be sustained from a legal and social standpoint,” said Fazzini.

She said they lived with Joho as husband and wife from the onset of their marriage, until January 2013, when they separated.

She said that she lived in the matrimonial home until September 2020, but since then she has been on her own.

Fazzini said there was no hope or possibility of reconciliation or compromise of whatsoever nature or kind between her and Joho.