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New MCA pledges to put exemplary career in service of Wajir people

Mohamud Abdulla Maalim, a radio and transmission expert pledged to employ his communication skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to ensure that he delivers according to his campaign manifesto.

By Abdirahman Rashid Farahabdirahmancajab@gmail.comMonday, 09 Oct 2017 17:51 EAT

Mohamud Abdulla Maalim, MCA for Malkagufu ward in Wajir County.

His career objective of high degree of competence, integrity and professional ethics in administering duties and responsibilities propelled him to capture the position of Member of County Assembly (MCA) for Malkagufu ward in Wajir County.

Mohamud Abdulla Maalim, a radio and transmission expert pledged to employ his communication skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite to ensure that he delivers according to his campaign manifesto.

The detailed manifesto puts water as his main agenda to mitigate on drought situation that has perennially bedeviled the people of his ward. His pledge to the electorate include representation, play the oversight role to ensure accountability of County revenue and legislation.

He has consequently urged the County Government of Wajir and the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in the County to intervene and fast-truck mitigation measures to solve the water problem once and for all. 

On matters of legislation he promised to treat all people in the ward equally with a bias to the people with disability when he took oath of office. “When I took oath of office, my pledge was to serve all the people of the ward equally irrespective of status in society”, he said when he spoke to the Kenya Free Press. 

Mr. Mohamud has also assured to support the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, during the October 26 repeat Presidential poll.

He has in the meantime given a vote of thanks to the ward electorate for overwhelmingly voting for him and enabling him defeat his rivals. He also to serve all irrespective of whether they voted for him or not.

Mr Mohamud, who won on a KANU ticket is well known in Wajir County in terms of his work as a technician and has previously served in different capacities both in media houses and other private offices. 

His work experience include maintenance of safaricom microwave  and Visat links, maintenance of optical fibre equipment, maintenance of safaricom 2G and 3G GSM Equipment, Installation and configuration of safaricom 3G U900 equipment, and maintenance of safaricom power plant equipment like diesel engine generators and solar equipment.

Mr Mahamud has also done maintenance and installation of air conditioners for safaricom sites, preventive maintenance for both transmission and power equipment and performed other related duties as assigned by respective companies.

He has also worked at Wajir Community Radio station where his duties included maintenance of FM Transmitter and SBS Link and other Broadcast equipment, receiving and transmitting radio communication, advice the station management on latest technology to be adopted in the field of radio, maintenance of air conditioners and other technical related equipment.

Mr Mahamud also took part in decision making process at the station as well as training of new staff on the use of equipment and safety procedures. The MCA also served as head department of Equipment and Engineering and performed other related duties as assigned.

He once served as Deputy Team leader Equipment section, Telcom Kenya where he coordinated radio maintenance and installation of both Microwave, vhf and uhf radios, maintenance of multiplex Equipment, routine maintenance for both radio and mux. Equipment and their related power systems, maintenance of CDMA Base Terminal Station, covering presidential Outside broadcast (OB) With KBC staff and maintenance of private FM transmitters e.g. STAR and frontier FM, hosted at Telkom Tower.

He graduated from the east African University (2016) with a diploma in Computer Science and Information technology. He has also studied at City Guilds (2003) as well as Kenya College of Communication and Technology (1996) where he attained a Diploma in Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering.

He has other short courses from Kenya College of Communication and Technology, and Kenya Institute of Mass Communication where he studied Community Radio Production and Studio Technical Course (2010).

He did his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCPE) from Sabunley Secondary school in 1992. He left Buna Primary School in December 1988 after doing his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.

Mr Mahamud’s hobbies include reading novels, social work and sports.

Abdirahman Rashid Farah is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Wajir County

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