Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho resurfaced at the wedding of musician Ali Kiba, weeks after residents complained he had left them in limbo.
Joho is an outspoken politician so his absence did not go unnoticed.
Sources close to him said he visited France, Spain and Australia since leaving the county in March. They said he is trying to re-energise and re-strategise politically.
He is the Deputy Leader of ODM party, whose leader Raila Odinga got into a unity deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Governor was spotted on Thursday at the wedding of Tanzanian Kiba at Masjid Ummu Kulthum in Mombasa.
Kiba will wed his Kenyan fiancÃ©e, Amina Rikesh, whom he has dated since 2016.
The official ceremony will take place later today at Diamond Jubilee Hall in Kongwea.