He is the second Governor of the County Government of Mombasa.

He was born in Majengo, Mombasa County to Sheriff Nassir and Nassim Sheriff Nassir. His father was a former Mvita MP who held cabinet positions in the administration of Daniel arap Moi and as the Coast Region Chairman of the ruling party KANU. Nassir attended Aga Khan Primary School in Mombasa in 1981 before transferring to Coast Academy. Upon completing his primary school education in 1988, he joined Lenana School in Nairobi. He completed his secondary education in 1992. He graduated from Inoorero University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.


Nassir ventured into politics in the 2013 Kenya General Elections. He was elected MP for Mvita Constituency on the ODM ticket. He served two terms as MP. While in the National Assembly, he served as chairperson of the Public Investment Committee (PIC). Nassir vied for Mombasa governor in the 2022 General Elections. He won the seat by garnering 119,083 votes. He was always keen and passionate about media and communications, he founded and successfully operated Radio Rahma and served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until the year 2013 when he was elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Mvita


Nassir has struggled with his weight. At his heaviest, he weighed 130 kilograms (290 lb). In 2016 he lost 47 kilograms (104 lb).[3] He is married with four children – three sons and one daughter.


During his decade-long tour of duty as MP, he worked faithfully and dutifully to represent the people of Mvita, legislate in their interests, defend Devolution and support the full implementation of the Constitution. Most importantly, he has been at the heart of efforts to unite the diverse communities residing in Mombasa county by creating a sense of communal belonging where everyone feels welcome regardless of religious or ethnic background.

The pinnacle of his Parliamentary service was his election as the Chairman of the Public Investments Committee which is the statutory committee mandated with the accounting oversight of state corporations. It was widely reported that he excelled in this role and saved the Kenyan taxpayer billions of shillings through his diligence and attention to detail.

The Governor has been at the forefront of defending the rights and resources of not just the people of Mombasa but the Coast at large because of his deep passion for the region’s potential to achieve greatness. The solemn partnership that he has with the people of Mombasa has been recognized both locally and nationally. The Governor has a clear understanding of the challenges; he has confronted them as a Member of Parliament for the past ten years and has a plan to address them as the County Chief Executive.

It is his mission to build on the gains made, learn from the shortcomings of the past, and partner with the residents, in making a deliberate leap into a new beginning for Mombasa. The backbone of the Governor’s agenda is to bring a new way of doing things in Mombasa through public participation. A government by the people and for the people. A government that the public can trust because it is their government.

March 25, 2024

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