2nd Mandera County Gharri national convention was held at the Wayam
Secondary School campus in Banisa district on August 06, 2016. According
to a participant at the convention, close to two hundred thousand people
including honored guests such as the Masabit County governor Ukur Jatani,
and his delegates gathered at the convention. They came from all over
Mandera County, Nairobi, El Dorat, Namanga, and Moyale , Marsabit
The main question was whether to rotate the
Mandera County administration, including the governor, or to extend
their terms of office.
However, after hearing
various speakers and listening to the opinions of the masses, they
agreed to take the interests of the majority and uphold the previous
agreement that was reached during the 2012 Gharri national convention of
Takaba. They agreed to rotate the county administration for the upcoming
2017 Kenya election. So, the new team will be announced at a later date.
According to resolutions
however, the agreement reads as follows: they divided four MPs and 18
elected Members of County Assembly’s positions into Tuf and Ouranyowa
sub clans. Each received two MPs and 9 MCAs.
In addition, they agreed
that the governorship goes to Asare and the senator post goes to adola
of Tuf branch, while Ali gets one MP and a woman rep. Also, Furkesha
will vie for Takaba and Rhamo constituencies, the Ali will contend El
Wak, and Adola will vie for the Bannissa constituency.
So, all sub clans were
given few days to nominate their candidates and forward to the council
of elders. IF the said sub-clans failed to reach an agreement, the
maters will be decided by the Councils of elders. Therefore, we will
late you know as the latest information become available to us.