Garissa local elections, 2013

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Local elections were held in Garissa County were held on 4 March 2013.[1] Under the new constitution, which was passed in a 2010 referendum, the 2013 general election was the first to elect County Governors and their Deputies for the 47 newly created counties. They were also first general elections run by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC), which has released the official list of candidates.[2]

Gubernatorial election[edit]

Candidate Running Mate Coalition Party Votes
Adan, Nathif Jama Ali, Abdullahi Hussein Wiper Democratic Movement – Kenya --
Korane, Ali Bunow Sheikh, Ahmednadhir Omar The National Alliance --
Shurie, Mohamed Moulid Buro, Yussuf Noor United Democratic Forum Party --
Yussuf, Harun Mohamed Sheikh, Abdullahi Abdirahman Orange Democratic Movement --

Prospective candidates[edit]

The following are some of the candidates who made public their intentions to run:[3]

  • Mohammed Maulid Shurie - former CEO of the Northern Water Service Board
  • Nathif Adam - former Chief Executive Officer of First Community Bank
  • Harun Yussuf - former Garissa High Secondary School
  • Bunow Korane - former Permanent Secretary


  1. ^ "Kenya to hold polls in March 2013, says elections body". The Citizen. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Clan politics to spoil battle for Garissa County CEO". The Standard. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.