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5 Kenyans making headlines in the US elections

The hotly-contested US elections have seen a number of Kenyans rock the world superpower, making headlines and emerging victorious in several elective positions.

Five Kenyans contested for smaller elective positions in the elections, with two of them emerging triumphant, while the remaining three giving the victors sleepless nights at their cost.

The good show saw Garissa Township Member of Parliament Aden Duale take to social media to congratulate Hodan Hassan and Mohamed Nur who are among the successful ones in the elections.

“Congratulations Hodan Hassan for winning in House District 62A, Omar Fateh for winning Minnesota Senate, and Mohamud Noor for your re-election as Minnesota State Representative. Best of luck to all of you and keep making a difference to the people and the community that you serve.” Wrote Duale.

“Congratulations to my sister, Ilhan Omar for securing your re-election to the U.S. House in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District against Republican Lacy Johnson. Your re-election is a manifestation that you are sparking change and care to the community that you serve. May Allah have mercy on you as you continue being the beacon of hope to millions of Americans and the world at large.” Continued Duale.

Ilhan Omar was raised in Kenya’s Daadab Refugee Camp before being resettled to the US as a refugee.

Also in the contest was Henry Momanyi who contested for a representative of the West District on an independent ticket in the Brooklyn Park City Council in Minnesota but lost to incumbent Susan Pha. 

Still in Minnesota, Janet Kitui a 1988 emigrant unsuccessfully vied for a council seat in the City of Edina.

In the same City of Edina Kenyan-born entrepreneur Ukasha Dakane also lost a seat in the City council.

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