Friday June 16, 2017
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi has defended his track record and expressed confidence he will retain his seat.
During an interview with the Star on Wednesday, he said local politicians have personal issues with him that have nothing to do with his performance.
“I have been governor for more than four years and my performance is out there for all to see,” Abdullahi said, adding that he hopes voters in Wajir will judge him according to his performance.
“I hope that people will not elect a person who will undo the gains we have made since 2013,” he said.
Abdullahi cited projects in the security sector. “Although it is not a devolved function, we have helped set up infrastructure and stepped in when the security personnel needs resources,” he said.
Abdullahi revealed that at Fadhiweyn, on the border between Wajir and Garissa counties, his government has established a police post to prevent armed gangs from invading settlements.
“At Burumayo and Gunane, an area which has for long experienced clan clashes, we assisted the security forces set up a post,” he said