Businessman Abdiwedli Duntow tipped to succeed Duale in Garissa
Nairobi businessman Abdiweli Duntow has thrown his hat in the ring to succeed Aden Duale as Garissa Township lawmaker.
President William Ruto recently appointed Duale the Defence Cabinet Secretary nominee and the law implies he has to relinquish his parliamentary position so as to serve in Cabinet.
The youthful Duntow is popular in Garissa Township for his philanthropy and development projects.
He has been known to pay school fees and hospital bills for the needy, and sink boreholes to help bridge the scarcity in water supply in the region.
He has also supported a number of sports tournaments and initiatives in the region without undermining Duale.
“I’m tried and tested and my development record speaks for itself,” he told Nairobi News.
“I know the terrain and can be trusted to govern. I worked with Duale and that puts me in a better position to take over and further his agenda.”
Duale has served as Garissa Township lawmaker for three uninterrupted terms.
He was also the Majority Leader at the National Assembly from 2013 to 2017 and served in the same position until he was replaced by his Jubilee party in 2019 for his perceived links to then Deputy President William Ruto who had fallen with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta.