Abdul kadir Haji elected unopposed as Garissa Senator

Abdul kadir Haji is the new Garissa senator, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared after he became the soul contestant in the Senatorial race.

Abdul kadir is taking the senatorial position after his father who passed on a few weeks ago. His elder brother, Noordin Haji also happens to be the country’s Director of Public Prosecutions.

The late Yususf Haji’s son is a famous business man who is well known for his bravery role in 2013 Westgate Mall attack.

Talking to BBC of his experience back in 2013, Businessman Abdul Haji and a small group of plain-clothes policemen helped to rescue dozens of people from the Westgate mall. He had gone in search of his brother, armed only with a pistol that his father – a former Kenyan defense minister, had taught him to hunt with as a child.

Garissa Township member of parliament Aden Duale congratulated new Senator –elect saying the Garissa people have faith in him.

“Congratulations to Hon. Abdul Kadir Mohamed Haji. We have faith in you that you will deliver to the people of Garissa as their Senator,” Hon Duale wrote on twitter.

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