IEBC declares Abdulkadir Haji as Garissa Senator

Garissa Senator Abdulkadir Haji. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared Abdulkadir Mohamed Haji as the Senator of Garissa County.

In a Gazette Notice dated April 6, 2021, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that there was “no contest” and declared Abdulkadir Mohamed Haji “duly elected as the Senator, Garissa County.”

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IEBC declares Abdulkadir Mohamed Haji as Garissa Senator succeeding his father the late Yusuf Haji; no by-election as he was unopposed.

The Garissa by-election had been scheduled for May 18.

Abdul Haji who ran for the senatorial seat on a Jubilee Party ticket was the only candidate in the race.

He replaces his father, the late Yusuf Haji, who died in February this year.

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