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Who’s Yakub Dahiye, the new member of Governor Ahmed’s cabinet sworn-in on Friday afternoon?



WAJIR—Yakub Mumin Dahiye has assumed a new role of being the Wajir County minister  for Roads and Transport. The assumption of office, held at the governor’s office on Friday afternoon, was presided over by Senior Principal Magistrate Rosalynn Aganyo. Late last month, Yakub was vetted and later cleared for the role by members of the Wajir County Assembly.

Speaking at the swearing ceremony, Governor Ahmed Abdullahi said Yakub will provide the “necessary leadership and the managerial skills to achieve the annual plans” of the department.

“I firmly believe he shall hugely offer his expertise to the department and our County as a whole, owing to his vast experiences and knowledge in both public and private sector having served in community based projects, natural and cultural resources management and logistic service solutions,” Ahmed noted.

Who’s Yakub Mumin?

According to data obtained by Kulan Post, Yakub Mumin Dahiye started his educational journey at Griftu Primary and later joined Wajir High School.

In 1995, he graduated from Egerton University and later proceeded to Addis Ababa University for his postgraduate degree. He’s currently pursuing his doctorate at the Egerton University.

Yakub Dahiye worked with National Museums of Kenya in various portfolios until 2012 when he joined the private sector.  In 2017, Yakub Dahiye unsuccessfully contested for Wajir West parliamentary seat.


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