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Aljazeera journalist triumphs in this year’s elections

Veteran Aljazeera journalist Mohamed Adow won the Wajir South parliamentary seat after garnering 13,900 votes in the just concluded August 9th General Elections.

He beat two other contenders from his Mohamed Zubeir Somali sub-clan from the larger Ogaden community who predominantly lived in the constituency where smaller ethnic communities of Makabul and Garre sub corner tribe offered the needed swing votes that propelled him to victory.

He vied under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket that was part of the Azimio la Umoja one Kenya Coalition.

Adow, who comes from a humble background, went to County high school in Garissa town before he joined Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) to shape his journalism career and upon graduating in 2000, he took his internship with Kenya News Agency in Garissa.

He later joined Daily Nation Newspaper as a print journalist before being absorbed by the BBC Somali service at the Nairobi office where he worked for several years before he moved to Aljazeera international TV station in Doha in the United Arab Emirates.

Adow who did his Master’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations at University of London joined politics earlier this year under the push to uplift his community from the morass of want and bad leadership.

He is married with four children and when both of his parents passed on, he was left as the only bread winner for his siblings.

By Dahir

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