Garissa County is one of the most important counties to the national government and a gateway to the north-eastern region and the person who becomes the governor becomes an important person to the serving president. The county is currently headed by Hon. Ali Korane who won the seat in the 2017 election after dwarfing his predecessor Nadhif Jama.
Garissa Congressperson Abdul Haji has gotten favors from faction elderly folks to safeguard his seat in the August 9 General Political decision. The Samawathal family older folks said Haji will be the sole possibility for the local area and vowed to look for help of different factions to get the seat.