Adan Keynan Biography
Adan Keynan is a Kenyan politician who was born on 10th October 1968. He is the Member of Paliament (MP) representing Wajir West. He is a member of Orange Democratic Movement and a coalition member of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy.
Adan Keynan Political Position
Current Political Positions
2008 – 4th March 2013: Member of Parliament for Wajir West
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Started 10th March 2013: Member of the National Assembly for Eldas
Started 21st February 2013: Coalition Member of Coalition for Reforms & Democracy
Started 20th February 2013: Member of Orange Democratic Movement
Previous Political Positions
2011-March 2013: Vice Chair of Parliamentary Service Commission
13th February 2013-20th February 2013: Coalition Member of Amani (Peace) Coalition
2007-19th February 2013: Member of Kenya African National Union
1998-2002: Member of Parliament
1997-2002: Member of Safina Party Of Kenya
Adan Keynan Education Background
Started 2010: Graduate Student at the University of Nairobi,Master of Arts (Diplomacy)
2008 – 2009: Graduate Student at Moi University, Master of Arts
1990-1994: Undergraduate Student at Moi University,Bachelor of Education (Arts)
1986-1989:Secondary School Student at Garbatula High School
1978-1985: Primary School Student at Rhamu Primary School,(Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE))
Adan Keynan Committee Memberships
Started 2013: Member of Liaison Committee
Started 2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations
Started 2013: Chairperson of Public Investments Committee – S.O. 188
2008-2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Energy, Communications and Information
2008-2013: Member of House Business Committee
2008-2013:Chair of Defence and Foreign Relations Committee
2008-2013: Member of Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare
1998-2002: Member of Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security
1998-2002: Member of Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade
Adan Keynan Job History
1996-1997: Director of National Housing Corporation
Adan Keynan Controversy
Honorable Adan Keynan has been termed as a master of survival ., most people have made their case because of his thorny ride of surviving in power. In 2003, Adan Keynan was charged with murder of Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Abdulleh and his driver Mohammed Elley. This resulted to demonstrations by members of the Somali community in Kenya as the murder persons were members of a peace delegate who were in Nairobi for peace talks. He was later acquitted in 2005 after a 2 year long trial on grounds of no evidence.
In 2011, Adan Keynan was the beneficiary of ‘relief’ districts as the then president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki created a number of new districts so as to reward loyalty. This led to outrage among the residents of Wajir West, he later managed to calm them down with the promise of lobbying government to split Wajir West into a new district. This appeased the local community, they backed off and the new district was gazetted. However, the promise of a new district never came to fruition.
In 2012, Adan Keynan was single out alongside Rachel Shebesh and Charles Kilonzo on an open letter as they were furious supporters of the bill that was rejected by president Kibaki. The MPs sort to increase their retirement bonuses of over $105,000 . Despite being touted as a youthful MP with fresh ideas, Adan Keyan was furious at the president and the outrage of Kenyans. Other sources confirm that he was the sponsor of the Bill which awarded MPs a pay off of 9.2 Million.
As a member of parliament, Adan Keynan has sponsored a number of bills which have been seen as controversial in the Kenyan Parliament . In 21 March 2014, He sponsored The Order of Precedence Bill whose main purpose was to strip recognition titles from governors and members of county assemblies.
In 2013, National Flag Emblems and Names Amendment Bill, 2013 Adan Keynan had sponsored a bill to clip the Kenyan governors the right to fly a flag on their cars.
In 2015, a bill sponsored by Adan Kenyan whose main intent was to grant Parliament the immunity to be scrutinized by media was passed. Keynan claimed to only be the vessel that carried the message however with his track record of sponsoring self-serving bills, its highly implausible that he did not sponsor the bill.
In October 29, 2015, It was reported that Adan Keynan was sponsoring another self-serving bill. In the Bill he wanted to grant Members of Parliament diplomatic passports. Part of the people to receive diplomatic passports will be MP’s their spouses and their children.
Adan Keynan Contacts
Address: Parliament Buildings
P.O Box 41842 – 00100