Junet Mohamed is a Kenyan politician and is the current Member of Parliament for Suna East in Migori County. He is also serving as the National Assembly minority leader and is the first Kenyan Somali to clutch a seat in Nyanza region. He is a member of the ODM political party.
He was born on 25th October 1977 in Migori County where he grew up in.
Junet was born to the family of Sheikh Nuh Mohammed who hails from Mandera County before relocating to Migori where he started a business. His family is all Muslim and he was the second born in the family.
Mohamed started his schooling at Migori Primary School before proceeding to Lenana School for his secondary education. He later on joined University of Nairobi and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
He was formerly the Councilor for Migori town having been appointed in 2003.His official political career began in 2013, when he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Suna East with the ODM party ticket. He became the first Kenyan Somali to be elected in the Nyanza region owing to the fact that h grew up there and had a very many connections and friends. he was again reelected in the August 2017 elections. Later on, he became he minority leader for the National Assembly and is very close to the ODM party leader Raila Odinga. He recently revealed that his secret to avoiding political trifles and impeachment is staying close to the leader Raila Odinga.
The MP is happily married to Deka Jamaa who is also a Muslim and they are blessed with five kids.
Like most MPs, Junet earns a huge salary of KES 532,000 and allowances that are given to the leaders.