Two Kenyan-Somali MPs Retain Parliamentary Seats in Tuesday's Kenya Elections

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Thursday August 10, 2017 - 16:12:23 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Two Kenyan-Somali MPs Retain Parliamentary Seats in Tuesday's Kenya Elections

    NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Aden Barre Duale, the former majority leader of Kenya's Parliament and Yussuf Hassan of Nairobi's Kamukunji legislator have retained their seats despite tough contest in Tuesday's Kenyan General E

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Aden Barre Duale (right) contested against Farah Moalim for Garissa parliamentary seat.
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Aden Barre Duale, the former majority leader of Kenya's Parliament and Yussuf Hassan of Nairobi's Kamukunji legislator have retained their seats despite tough contest in Tuesday's Kenyan General Election.
Mr. Duale was declared winner of Garissa Township parliamentary seat on Wednesday by the Returning Officer of the Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Boru Duba in Garissa.
According to IEBC official results, Mr. Duale, a member of the country's ruling Jubilee Party garnered 22,587 votes beating his main political opponent Farah Maalim who got 14,897 votes.
Mr. Moalim, who previously served as Deputy Speaker of Kenyan National Assembly has been contesting under Wiper Democratic Movement, an opposition party ticket.
In a twitter post, Mr. Moalim criticized the IEBC and said it was sad day for the Kenyan democracy.

While addressing supporters and journalist at the constituency tallying hall, Mr Duale thanked voters whom he said have shown confidence in his leadership for giving him a third term in row.
Meanwhile, Yussuf Hassan, the incumbent lawmaker Kamukunji constituency in Nairobi also defended his seat.
Kamukunji is the constituency where the Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighborhood is part of making the election very vital for many Somali-Kenyans in the capital.

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