Hon. (Amb) Mohamed Maalim Mohamud' is the current Senator for Mandera County following the 2017 Kenyan elections. He was born July 4, 1953, in Takaba, Mandera. He is a civil engineer, former diplomat and former MP for Mandera West Constituency (2007-2017). He is also the Chairperson of the Senate Finance and Budget Committee. From 2008 - 2011, he was the Assistant Minister (Electricity and Renewable Energy) in the Ministry of Energy. He belongs to the Jubilee Party. Mohamud is a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya, a registered engineer with the Engineers’ Registration Board of Kenya, and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Nairobi. Before being elected to the National Assembly, Mohamud worked as an engineer in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (then called the Ministry of Water Development) between 1979 and 1989 in various capacities, rising to the level of Deputy Director of Water Development. From 1989 to 1996, he was the Chief Engineer (Development) within the National Water Conservation and Pipe Line Cooperation. Mohamud was Ambassador of Kenya to Egypt with accreditation to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Eritrea from 1996 until 2003. Besides bilateral duties, Mohamud played an active role in the Sudan and Somalia peace processes, both of which were supported by the Government of Kenya. From 2003 until his election, Mohamud was Permanent Secretary within the Ministries of Regional Development, Home Affairs and Public Works. He is married with five children.