- Mr Joho was cleared on Thursday by County Returning Officer Nancy Wanjiku at Kenya School of Government.
- Earlier, the governor had said he was not against the standard gauge railway, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has been cleared by the electoral agency to defend his seat in the August polls.
Mr Joho was cleared on Thursday by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) County Returning Officer Nancy Wanjiku at Kenya School of Government.
Accompanied by a number of MPs, he was given the nod together with his running mate William Kingi.
Addressing the media, Mr Joho said he is confident he will retain his seat.
"The journey continues. I thank God for all this and I want to tell the Jubilee government to be ready for a tough fight ahead. We are committed in this and we will ensure that we emerge winners," said Mr Joho.