Few days ago, he was declared by the IEBC as the duly elected Garissa Senator after getting no opponents to fill the post left vacant following the death of his father Yusuf Hajji.
The calm iconic personality will be sworn in tomorrow in the Senate after the Speaker Ken Lusaka convened a special sitting.
Speaking with the Star yesterday, Abdul affirmed that he was keen to continue with his father's legacy and serve the residents of Garissa with passion and diligent.
“I take this as an opportunity from God to continue my father’s legacy and serve the people of Garissa. I intend to do it diligently and passionately,” he said.
He went on to reveal his amazing childhood memories noting that he enjoyed his father's company to the woodlands where they could camp for days as he hunted on birds.
He attributed his swiftness in saving lives during the terrorist attack to the lessons he learnt while hunting alongside his father especially when he was about 16 years old.
“We would hunt for birds mostly and it was then that my father gave me priceless lessons that guide how I live. As I aimed, before shooting, he loved to remind me to stay calm and focus. ‘Calmness is what will see you through the chaos in life..."
He added that he was not caned by his father but the silent treatment payed a great role in molding him to who he is today.
“What killed me though was his silent treatment when extremely angry. Then, I wished he could beat me instead.” he said.
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