by BERTHA OCHOMO
Saturday August 13, 2022
REOPENING KENYA-SOMALIA BORDER: Former Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Adow displays his ODM certificate on Wednesday, April 20. Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO
Ex Aljazeera journalist has been elected as Wajir South member of parliament.Sheikh Mohammed who was his closest competitor gathered 4,293 votes.
Mohammed Adow who was a correspondent of the international media won the parliamentary seat on an Orange Democratic (ODM) ticket.
Adow garnered 13,990 votes overthrowing the incumbent MP Mohamud Sheikh Mohammed.
The others in the race were Abdullahi Yussuf Noor got 7,317, Mohamed Kahiye Bullet 1,274, Khalif Abdi Ali gathered 654 and Dekow Noor Ali had 53 votes.
It was his first attempt at the parliamentary seat and fortunately emerged victorious against competitors who included the current MP, Mohammed.
The former journalist said previously in an interview with the Star that he delayed joining politics in 2013 and 2017 despite being under immense pressure from residents to do so.
"If elected I will push for the reopening of the Somalia-Kenya border to boost economies of the villages," he said in an interview in April.