Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and the late Kombe [Photo: Instagram/ Facebook @joho_001]

Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho is in mourning.

This follows the passing of his Environment Chief Officer Francis Kombe.

In an emotional post on Saturday, September 21, Governor Joho eulogized Kombe as a committed and selfless officer.

Joho added that he was saddened on losing Kombe, a man he described as a personal friend and condoled with his family.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing on of my Environment Chief Officer the late Mr Francis Kombe, I lost a personal friend and one of the most committed and selfless officer in my Government.

“My condolences to his family, friends and the people of Mombasa. May the Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace,” shared the Governor on Facebook.

Whilst it is not yet clear what caused Kombe’s death, the environment boss was moved to the docket from the Water department in July when Governor Joho reshuffled his chief officers.

He was replaced by Mr Abduklwahab Mbarak.

Condolence messages

Mokua Cliff, condoling Kombe’s family wrote, “My sincere condolences to o the family, relatives, friends and all people of 001 at large, may his soul RIP.”

While Rhoda Titus posted, “My sincere condolences to the family, friends, county government and the good people of Mombasa in large. Let his soul rest in peace we will meet again.”

“My heartfelt condolences to Kombe family and the entire people of Mombasa during this trying moment. May you find comfort in the Lord,” added Erick Abuya.

Kevin Justus on his part shared, “What a great loss to the county government of Mombasa, my condolences to the entire family and people of 001...let his soul rest in peace!!”