Junet Mohamed

Junet Mohamed

Junet Mohamed is a Kenyan politician and is the current Member of Parliament for Suna East in Migori County. 

He is also serving as the National Assembly Minority Leader and is the first Kenyan Somali to clinch a parliamentary seat in the Nyanza region. He is a member of the ODM political party.

Junet was born on October 25, 1977, to the family of Sheikh Nuh Mohammed who hails from Mandera County but relocated to Migori where he started a business.

Mohamed started his schooling at Migori Primary School before proceeding to Lenana School for his secondary education.

He later joined the University of Nairobi and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

He was formerly Mayor for Migori town having been elected in 2003. His national political career began in 2013 when he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Suna East on an ODM party ticket.

He became the first Kenyan Somali to be elected in the Nyanza region owing to the fact that he grew up there and had a very many connections and friends.

He was again reelected in the August 2017 elections. Later on, he became the minority leader for the National Assembly and is very close to the ODM party leader Raila Odinga. 

He recently revealed that his secret to avoiding political trifles and impeachment involved staying close to his party leader Raila Odinga.

Junet is currently serving in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Secretariat Co-Chair alongside Dennis Waweru. 

He helped collect over four million signatures in support of the constitutional referendum bill 2020 which was passed by the required 24 county assemblies to be referred to Parliament before being subjected to a referendum.