Abdi Guyo Biography, Isiolo Governor

Abdi Guyo Biography is one that depicts literally from grass to grace. From being a Counselor in 2007 at 21 years old to becoming MCA in 2013 and Nairobi County Majority leader in 2017.

He has now become the new governor of Isiolo County after clinching the seat in the August 2022 general elections. Here is the full story as told by the African Torch

Abdi Guyo Biography

Abdi Hassan Guyo was born amongst the Sekuye clan of the Borana community in Isiolo County. He however relocated to Nairobi to pursue other interests in business and politics. He was first elected as Councillor of Kayole in 2007 while aged 21 years old.

In 2013 under the new constitution, he won the Matopeni Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) position and served as the Minority Leader in the County Assembly under the regime of the then Governor Evans Kidero.

In the 2017 general elections, he successfully defended his seat and was appointed to become the County Assembly Majority Leader under the ruling Jubilee Party.

2022 Politics.

As the country was approaching the general elections, Abdi knew it was time to scale up and vie for a more powerful seat since he had outgrown the MCA position. He first considered unseating Benjamin Gathiru in the Embakasi Central parliamentary seat.

While speaking during a church service at the African Revival Centre on October 26th, 2021, he revealed that he will be contesting for the seat on a ‘handshake party’ ticket.

“I will be vying for the Embakasi Central seat come 2022 and will contest through the handshake party to be unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga,” he said.

However on 27th March 2022, just four months before the elections, Abdi made a shocking announcement that he would be dropping his parliamentary bid to try his luck in the Isiolo County gubernatorial race.

Shortly after the announcement, he was endorsed by the incumbent governor Mohammed Kuti, and the Sekuye community.

While speaking to the Standard Media, he revealed that he decided to join the Isiolo County gubernatorial race after a deal brokered by the region’s elders that will see Kuti not defend his seat due to health-related issues.

“After consultation with my people, I have decided that I will vie for the Isiolo governor’s seat. I believe I have what it takes to take our county to the next level,” he said.

Isiolo Gubernatorial Seat.

He would then go ahead to win the Isiolo governor race on a Jubilee party ticket after garnering 28,946 votes. His main competitor, the first Isiolo County governor, Godana Doyo, who was running on an Independent ticket got only 2,551 votes.

While speaking to the press after receiving his governor-elect certificate, Guyo thanked his supporters and pledged to work with the people of Isiolo.

“I am honored and grateful to you, the people of Isiolo, for bestowing on me the trust to serve as the third Governor of Isiolo. I thank my family, my Campaign Team, and the people who supported me on the tedious journey we made together for the last couple of months,” he said.

Drop Your Comments, What do you think About The Article?