Issa Timamy Biography


Issa Abdallah Timamy is a Kenyan politician and the first Governor of Lamu County who was elected as candidate for the United Democratic Forum (UDF).

What age is Issa Timamy?
When was Issa Timamy born?
Issa Timamy born in 1959 in Lamu, where he also grew up.

A father of five, Timamy is married to Dr Hajara El-Busaidy, daughter of prominent scholar Prof Abdulgafur El-Busaidy.

What is Issa Timamy Educational background?
Timamy went to Lamu and Sacred Heart primary schools before joining Allidina Visram High School in Mombasa. Timamy graduated from University of Nairobi in 1983 and Kenya School of Law in 1984.

Timamy worked for many years as company secretary and director at Sameer Group of Companies in Nairobi. In 2005, he was appointed chairman of the board of directors of the National Museums of Kenya, from where he resigned in 2012 to venture into politics.

Issa Timamy is trained laywer from the University of Nairobi and still runs his law firm Timamy and Company Advocates in Mombasa and specializes in commercial law.

In Kenya’s 2013 general election, Timamy vied in the gubernatorial elections, winning as Governor of Lamu County, alongside Deputy Governor Erick Kinyua Mugo. He was elected on a UDF party ticket.

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