Abdulrahman Kinana

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Abdulrahman Kinana
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Chama Cha Mapinduzi Secretary General
Assumed office
November 2012
Chairman Jakaya Kikwete
Preceded by Wilson Mukama
1st Speaker of the EALA
In office
November 2001 – 2006
Succeeded by Abdirahim Abdi
Personal details
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM

Abdulrahman Omari Kinana is a Tanzanian politician who served as the first Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2006.[1] He has been Secretary-General of Chama Cha Mapinduzi, the ruling party, since 2012.


Kinana served in the Tanzanian armed forces for 20 years before retiring as a Colonel in 1972.

He has also served as the Deputy Minister of Defence, Deputy Minister Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence. He was a member of the Tanzanian Parliament for Arusha constituency for 10 years.


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