Mohamed Abdi Affey

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Mohamed Abdi Affey
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Mohamed Abdi Afey at the signing ceremony for the formation of Somalia's Federal State of Hiran and Middle Shabelle in Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 8, 2015.
Kenyan Ambassador to Somalia
Personal details
Born 1968 (age 49–50)
Wajir County, Kenya
Political party Kenya African National Union
Children 7 sons
Alma mater University of Nairobi
Occupation Diplomat

Amb. Mohamed Abdi Affey born 1968 in Wajir County, northeastern Kenya, is a politician who is currently UNHCR Special envoy on Somali refugees and former IGAD'S special Envoy to Somalia[1] and A former member of Parliament for Wajir South Constituency (1997-2002). He also served as nominated member of parliament (2008-2013) for ODM-Kenya.

Early life[edit]

Amb. Mohamed Abdi Affey was born in a remote village in Wajir County, Kenya. He was raised by his Uncle Mzee Adan Affey, who served as a civil servant in the Kenyan Government. Mohamed started his elementary education in Mandera County.


Amb. Affey has a master's degree in international conflict management from the University of Nairobi and a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from Kenyatta University.[2]

Political Life[edit]

At 27 years old, Affey was one of the youngest politicians in Kenya's history to be elected to parliament, representing Wajir South constituency on a KANU Party ticket. He served a stint in the ministry of foreign affairs as assistant minister.[3] On 2002 Affey tried to defend his nominated parliamentary seat on a KANU ticket but lost in the primaries. on July 2003 President Mwai Kibaki appointed him as Kenya's Ambassador to Somalia, a position he held till May 2007 before he resigned.[4]

Ambassador Affey currently serves as the Special Envoy of IGAD to Somalia.

Personal life[edit]

Affey is married with seven boys.


  1. ^ Busuri, Abdullahi. "IGAD - IGAD Appoints a New Somalia Envoy". Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Mohammed Abdi Affey". Mzalendo. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  3. ^ Wajir South Constituency
  4. ^ "The world's most dangerous job". Retrieved 2017-11-23.