UDA’s Dekow Mohamed Wins Garissa Township MP By-Election

 Dekow Mohamed Barrow of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) won the Garissa Township Constituency by-election on Thursday.

Mr. Dekow, the brother-in-law of former Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, clinched the seat after garnering 11,572 votes against Nasir Mohamed of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) who got 8,158 votes.

The by-election attracted six candidates including Ibrahim Malow of Narc Kenya who garnered 840 votes and ODM’s Abdifaisal Amin (ODM) who got 447 votes.

Former Fafi MP Abdikarim Osman of DP got 59 while Muhiadin Abdirashid of DAP-Kenya garnered 20 votes.

The seat fell vacant after President William Ruto appointed CS Aden Duale to serve as Cabinet Secretary for Defence.