UDA’s Dekow wins Garissa Township parliamentary by-election

Barrow Dekow [Photo: Twitter]

UDA Party candidate Barrow Dekow Mohamed has won the Garissa Township parliamentary by-election.

The Returning officer for Garissa Township Constituency by-election Abdi Mohamed declared him the winner after he garnered 11,572 votes to win the seat.

His main competitor Nassir Dolal Mohamed of UDM got 8,158 votes.

While addressing the press, Dekow pledged to serve the people of Garissa Township fully.

“I take this opportunity to thank the people of Garissa Township for electing me as their next MP, I assure them that I will be their voice in and outside the parliament. I shall serve the electorate fairly in this constituency,” he said.

Dekow also commended the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for what he said was conducting free, fair and credible elections.

He then thanked his UDA party for supporting him, while acknowledging the work of security agencies for keeping order throughout the elections.

“I take this opportunity to thank my Party and its leadership particularly President William Ruto for their strong support during this tough period,” said Dekow.

UDM candidate Dolal who conceded defeat congratulated Dekow for his victory and commended the electorate for participating in the voting exercise.

“I thank the people of Garissa for also coming out and voting peacefully,” he added.

The seat fell vacant after President William Ruto appointed Aden Duale as the Defence CS.

Duale had served as Garissa Township MP for four terms.

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