Voting Closed:

It's wrap for Wajir's Elmi as he makes massive voter turnout call

Elmi comes from the vote-rich Fai sub-clan of the larger Degodia community.

In Summary

•Elmi crisscrossed the vast constituency and said meaningful change can only be realized through the ballot where the electorates have an opportunity to elect leaders of their choice.

•“I want to make a passionate appeal to all of you to come out in large numbers and vote on August 9, to bring the change we want. My appeal is to let us finish strongly by casting our votes,” said Elmi.

Wajir governor independent candidate Mohamed Elmi his made an elder in Elnoor in Eldas sub county on Friday.
Wajir governor independent candidate Mohamed Elmi his made an elder in Elnoor in Eldas sub county on Friday.
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Wajir independent governor candidate Mohamed Elmi on Friday resorted to his strongholds of Tarbaj where he made a clarion call on the electorates to come out in large numbers and vote for him.

Elmi crisscrossed the vast constituency and said meaningful change can only be realized through the ballot where the electorates have an opportunity to elect leaders of their choice.

“I want to make a passionate appeal to all of you to come out in large numbers and vote on August 9, to bring the change we want. My appeal is to let us finish strongly by casting our votes,” said Elmi.

Wajir governor independent candidate Mohamed Elmi adresing residents of Dasheeg in Tarbaj sub county on Friday
Wajir governor independent candidate Mohamed Elmi adresing residents of Dasheeg in Tarbaj sub county on Friday
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Elmi comes from the vote-rich Fai sub-clan of the larger Degodia community.

He held a meeting with women and rallied them to support his candidature promising to not only ensure that they are fully in his administration but also support them improve their businesses.

Elmi who was accompanied by his running mate Hassan Wardere said his government will have projects in place that will uplift the status of women in society.

“I have committed myself to lead the way to a prosperous Wajir county and I am asking for your support to vote for me as your next governor,” he said.

He added: "My administration will be at the forefront in supporting your business's growth. I believe with immeasurable conviction that if you are given the much-required support then you can greatly help in growing our economy".

Hassan Wardere the running mate of Wajir governor candidate Mohamed Elmi
Hassan Wardere the running mate of Wajir governor candidate Mohamed Elmi
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Elmi who represented Tarbaj constituency for two terms further assured the locals that his administration will distribute development projects fairly among sub-counties.

The former environment CAS who later held meetings in Elnoor, in Eldas sub-county and Dasheeg said Wajir County has a great potential for prosperity and growth.

He said that top on his agenda was to tackle the water crisis and improve the health standards of residents.

“I will create feedlots to support livestock during droughts, recruit and train livestock extension officers to support pastoralists, Ensure animals are treated regularly and free livestock vaccination is provided and establish regional health facilities for livestock."

Last week, Elmi's bid got a boost after the endorsement of  Eldas MP candidate Ahmed Boray's team.

Boray, who is leading the ‘Team change’, holds a lot of influence in his Reer Jiirow sub-clan.

In terms of clan matrix, the Jiirow subclan is the majority in Eldas, Basir and Lakoley towns and boasts of strong supporters from all Jibrail sub-clans.