Yusuf Haji, the son of late Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji is set to be elected unopposed to the Senate. This is after elders argued that Abdul Haji was the bravest among probable candidates for the seat that fell vacant after his father’s death in February 2015.
“After receiving the nomination papers from only one aspirant, I have forwarded the information to IEBC headquarters for the commission to make a determination,” Garissa County IEBC Returning Officer Hussein Gure said on Wednesday, adding, there is no election when a candidate has no opponents.
Yusuf Haji becomes the third leader in Kenya to be elected unopposed. Others were Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi after the death of his father Moses Mudavadi in 1989.