Aden Duale is a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Garissa Township Constituency in Garissa County.
He is a graduate student of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) studying an MBA in International Business.
He did an undergraduate degree at Moi University, taking a Bachelor of Education (Economics & History) after finishing his A-Levels at Moi Forces Academy.
He was elected in 2013 under the United Republican Party (URP) and in 2017 under the Jubilee Party.
Prior, Aden had served as MP for Dujis Constituency in the 2007 parliamentary elections. While in Parliament, he also served as an assistant minister in the Ministry of Livestock Development under the grand coalition government.
Although elected on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), he defected to the United Democratic Movement (UDM) before moving to URP where he was among the founding members.
After serving as the first National Assembly Majority Leader for seven years, Duale was ousted in June 2020 during a Jubilee Coalition Parliamentary Group meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Duale’s ouster followed a petition from more than 130 MPs who accused him of sabotaging the Jubilee agenda.
During his 7 years as National Assembly Majority leader, he oversaw the passage of over 200 Bills and 500 motions.
He was then selected to sit on the all-powerful watchdog Public Accounts Committee chaired by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi.
Duale rejected a call from President Uhuru Kenyatta to take a pay cut in solidarity with Kenyans facing hardship in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
He argued that taking a salary reduction would be insignificant, adding that he was not elected to the National Assembly by the people of Garissa Township to take a pay cut.
He was recently involved in the unopposed election of Garissa Senator Abdul Yusuf who replaced his father, the late Yusuf Haji.