President Uhuru’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs advisor Hon Abdikadir Mohamed declined ambassadorial appointment to South Korea. Many viewed the appointment as a demotion.
The former MP for Mandera Central is said to have politely declined the assignment despite his love for public service
“He courteously declined the position on personal grounds. It was a painful decision especially knowing his dedication to service of his country and the immense respect he has for the presidency,” a friend of his told local media.
The Harvard educated and Alliance High School alumnae bad ass lawyer was lately uncomfortable with the way Uhuru regime was blatantly disregarding rule of law especially the extra judicial killings of NASA supporters during the anti-IEBC demonstrations, a devout Muslim Abdikadir is said to have complained over the same to his close friends.
Abdikadir and AG Githu Muigai are said to have been sidelined in the run-up to August 2017 general election by Statehouse operatives and top Uhuru Kitchen Cabinet, as their legal advise was disregarded especially on orders given to the Police and general handling of IEBC and NASA supporters.
Before joining politics Hon Abdikadir was a co-managing partner at Amhednassir Abdikadir Law Firm, his partner is the vocal arrogant Ahmednassir Mohammed who was President Uhuru lead counsel the presidential petition.
Both Ahmednassir and Abdikadir own the First Community bank that serves clients who mainly profess Islam faith due to their unique product offering. they have also ventured into insurance and media, the two are among the top rich Kenyans from the Somali community.
It is obvious with his fast rising business empire Hon Abdikadir was to reject the far East posting.
On declining Uhuru’s offer Hon Abdikadir cited his young family – with children at delicate stages of their life, career mismatch fears and his passion for private sector. “He also felt his expertise would be less suited or needed in that particular posting and that there were more suitable Kenyans to execute the task at hand,” a source was quoted. In 2013 and at young age, Abdikadir became the first MP to announce retirement from politics after serving only one term.
Together with Isaac Awuondo (President Uhuru’s family banking /financial advisor), he chaired the taskforce on parastatal reforms whose report is yet to be implemented.