Hon.Adan Keynan was born on 10th October 1968 in Wajir County. He is the current MP for Eldas Constituency in Wajir County. Before,he was the MP of the Larger Wajir West from 1997 to 2002 then from 2007 to 2013.
Adan Keynan was elected to the National Assembly in 1997 on a Safina Party ticket and in 2007 on a KANU ticket. In 2013, he was elected on an ODM ticket (CORD Coalition).
Adan Keynan went to Rhamu Primary School from 1978 to 1985 where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).He advanced to Wajir High School and Garbatula High School for his Secondary Education from 1986 to 1989. He graduated with a bachelor in Education (Arts) and later with Master of Arts(Public Administration) from Moi University. Hon.keynan also holds a Master of Arts(Diplomacy) from University of Nairobi and a diploma in Insurance and Organizational management. He is currently pursuing a PHD in Political Science and Public Administration.
Hon. Keynan is a recipient of Spirit of Detroit Award in Michigan State, USA, (1999) in recognition of exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life.
He is also a recipient of an award in the Role of Legislatures in Economic Governance, Washington DC, USA, (1999).
Ranked number three nationally in proper CDF usage(2012).
To engage in community development activities that translate into better Socio-economic outcomes for the beneficiaries these are the core values:
Honesty and Transparency.
Integrity and Non-discrimination. Collective Participation, responsibility and accountability.
It is on record that the constituency prior to his entry into politics, did not have single secondary school. But now that is history since the constituency has 3 secondary schools and more than 30 primary schoools.Mentorship programme,constituency mock exams and books has been our practise annually in Eldas.
More areas than before have access to water from boreholes, construction of dams, pans or through water trucking systems. It is worth noting that the availability of water/watering points eases tension between the communities in the area as they compete for water for domestic and livestock consumption.
Enough Bush Clearing,Gravelling and Grading has been done on major roads in the constituency .
Through CDF we have managed to encourage the locals to plant trees by giving them the seedlings.This initiative enabled more than 1000 trees be planted..
Re-Elected Chairperson of Public investment Committee.
Elected to the Executive Committee of Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees with its headquarters at Malta Island.
Member of the National Assembly for Eldas
Chair the Public Investments Committee (PIC)
Vice Chair of Orange Democratic Party(ODM)
Member of Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations
Member of Parliamentary Service Commission
Chair of Defence and Foreign Relations Committee
Member of Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare
Member of House Business Committee
Member of Departmental Committee on Energy, Communications and Information
MP of Wajir West of Safina Party Of Kenya
Member of Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security
Member of Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade
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