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Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 18:26 EATyarriska90som@live.com
The youthful Dr Ali Muhumed of the Maendeleo Chap Chap has got the nod of IEBC to run for the Wajir East parliamentary seat.
Dr Ali entered the centre for the exercise at Wajir High School with a procession of supporters, and the whole process was marked by pomp by the escatic crowds who never went into a lull as the candidate was under interview by the IEBC officials assessing his credentials.
When finally the IEBC’s Wajir East Sub County Coordinator Mr Abdikadir Sheikh gave him the greenlight to contest for the position, the venue turned purple, with supporters emblazoned in the Maendeleo Chap Chap colours pouring in from different directions.
Dr Ali wished his electorates happy Ramadan, before sitting down with the Kenya Free Press for a short interview. "I wish to express my greetings and prayers to my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters; as we observe this very important pillar of faith, we need to put God first," he said.
The pharmacologist cum businessman–turned politician, who was until recently running his consultancy firm, hails from the Massare Clan and he received endorsement from the clan elders for the position.
In his recent door-to-door campaigns that attracted vast pool of supporters, he vowed to bring change in the region, touting his academic qualifications and proven record of success in business and leadership.
Many view him as a revolutionary leader with unique political style, at once at home with global business and intellectual leaders and the common mwananchi in Wajir.
Mohamed is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Wajir County