Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has granted his estranged wife Madina Fazzini’s request to terminate their marriage.
Madina Fazzinni had sought a divorce from the County boss on January 26 stating that their union had completely broken down and there was no room for reconciliation.
The mother of two stated in her affidavit that she married the politician in February 2011 and that they have two children together. She claimed they were married for only two years before splitting up.
“There is no hope or possibility of reconciliation or compromise of whatsoever nature between me and the governor,” she said through lawyer Aziz M Ngare.
According to the Star, Governor Joho did not contest the majority of the divorce requests by his ex-wife hence it was settled hurriedly.
For instance, following Joho’s acceptance to grant the ex-wife a divorce, a certificate was issued by Chief Kadhi on the same day.
Apparently, Fazzinni had demanded a new house from the governor, child upkeep among other things.
Joho however only agreed to continue supporting and providing for the two daughters that they share, aged 8 and 9 years.
Regarding buying a new house for the ex-wife, the County boss said an astounding no. He agreed that the children who are below 18 years will be in the custody of their mother although he will have reasonable access to them.
Notably, Joho through his lawyer presented evidence supporting that he has been fully supporting his children and has afforded them the basic needs they require.
Joho and Fazinni who is Italian got married in 2011. However, in less than two years they separated, with Joho moving out of their matrimonial home.
In 2020, the now ex-wife and the children moved out of the matrimonial home and relocated to Malindi where they currently reside.