A Kenyan Based in Minnesota Running for Garissa County Women's Representative Seat
Shukran Hussein Gure, based in Minnesota, USA is running for the Women's Representative seat for Garissa County in the upcoming Kenya general elections. With over a decade of career and business experience in the complex corporate healthcare services sector in the United States and a vast experience working with local leaders and senior executives across the state of Minnesota, Shukran Gure tells Mwakilishi.com she has a distinguished career profile that started with her early education in Kenya and university education in the United States.
These accomplishments culminated in a successful career and a thriving business in the healthcare industry in Minnesota, USA. Working with a wide spectrum of organizations, institutions and business executives in the healthcare industry, Shukran helped raise the entrepreneurial profile and respectability of the immigrant African and, in particular, Somali immigrant community. As a community mobilizer, she has made significant contributions to raising women’s voice on issues affecting the Kenyan community in the Diaspora.
Shukran holds several advanced professional qualifications in the healthcare sector both as a trained care provider and as a business executive. Shukran is a graduate of Saint Catherine’s University where she completed her Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) and a graduate degree in Public Health. She is a Minnesota Board of Nursing certified Registered Nurse.
Shukran studied at Modogashe Primary School then proceeded to Umulsalama Girls Secondary School and finished her O ‘level at Madogo Secondary School. She then proceeded to the United States where she pursued her university education, professional career and established a successful business. As a career healthcare professional, Shukran has also trained extensively and holds professional certificates in Neurology and Neonatal Intensive Care. As a professional Shukran, has worked extensively across Minnesota’s healthcare delivery system. She worked at Fairview Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Richfield Nursing Homes where she reached to the highest levels of management before she opted to establish and run her own healthcare business. Shukran is the managing partner in Metro-Area Health Care Company in Minnesota, USA. The successful healthcare care business also owns and operates physical therapy and other health services clinics in major cities in the state of Minnesota.
Shukran says she is a strong community mobilizer and activist on women’s and youth empowerment and that her leadership role has been acknowledged across the Kenyan Diaspora community. Shukran has built a grassroots network of collaboration amongst the Kenyan community in Minnesota, holds several leadership roles in women’s organizations within and beyond the Minnesota Somali community. Shukran strongly believes that community decisions must involve community voices!
With a substantial background in entrepreneurship and business management, social and community leadership, Shukran says she truly understands a balanced and transformative approach to leadership. She is a keen advocate of building bridges of co-operation and promoting community prosperity by fostering a climate of social harmony and understanding. She has been an outstanding community and top level business manager. In these roles she has led strategic changes as well as growth in both public affairs and business. Like many Kenyan women aspiring for leadership roles, she has grown tired of the inertia and poor development records that deny our youth and women access to opportunity and perpetuate poverty.
As a candidate coming in from the Diaspora, Shukran tells Mwakilishi.com her training, business accomplishments and community leadership have prepared her to be a leader for prosperity and positive change. She is committed to eliminating the unending cycle of poverty by empowering the people of Garissa County and closing the developing gap through strong-willed leadership, strategic planning and advocacy towards equity and social justice. Shukran believes she is ready to be a leader for her community, a champion and a voice for women, the youth and for development. She pledges to reflect your voice and your priorities as a Women’s Representative and help build a common vision for growth and prosperity. Garissa County has real problems and real problems need real leaders to solve them!
“I am running for office as the Garissa County Women’s Representative on the platform of transformative leadership. I pledge to provide strong decisive leadership towards closing the overall development disparity between Garissa County and the rest of Kenya. My priorities include the empowerment of women and the youth by increasing their voice and participation n in addressing the development challenges that impact their life chances. It is my goal and to shore up girls’ education, deal with the unemployment crisis, and lead the onslaught in infrastructure development, improvement of health services and the eradication of the poverty that has afflicted our people since independence. Under my leadership, Garissa will explore socio-economic progress through strategic partnerships I will facilitate using my established networks in Minnesota, USA and the wider international community,” says Shukran.
Wonderful profile. I am lost of words of how happy I am, but just to say iam going to surport you Shukran.
Keep it up sister.
Talk of qualified..... you have the substance - go for it. Hope you work with Sophia Abdi, nice lady who has worked tirelessly for the 'WomanKind" of Garissa. Wish you well.
Congratulations on your pursuit for a leadership role, I am happy for you. Your intention to contest for the post means that you have what it takes a right step taken towards a right direction.
May Allah fulfill your dreams.
Well done Shukran your inspiration to so many young girls a good role model.
Hongera, I wish you all the best.
thats nice of a leadership i support you take my vote wit you now,,,,,,
That's what we called ceremony role and i'm gonna support you from A to Z.
Good luck young girl Shukran Chife Hussaine Gure.
Well done sister Shukran.
Our country Especially (modogashe) needs a young politician like you who has good nature and who will really work for the country. and mike different to the society Have a very successful political career in future.
Walolo Mohamed, BIKE
Well done, shukran
Congratulation this is what we are waiting shukran, You will mike lot of different to society . our country need you (modageshe) i wish you the best of luck with everything you do.
Walolo Mohamed BIKE
The writer of this article inflates Shukran's experience: the healthcare business of which she says she is half owner was started by her husband. That business is unable to consistently pay its employees, and is losing customers daily. Meanwhile, she is in Kenya ignoring the difficulties her business is having. Is this the leadership that Kenya wants?
Do you pull your children off school because your cashflow has dwindled? No, you try to go find funds. When your business fails, does that mean it is the end of the road? She is looking for greener pastures, which might fund that business and still enable her do something else.....after all, wacha akajenge kwao....there is a huge need. Most good leaders have failed in something, once or more.....
Paula this is a business that was in existence for the last nine year. I was first recommend to get service from this agency by my doctor. i was a customer for the last three years and never got any problems with my pay neither the service the agency is providing. i feel you are biased since you said that shukran experience was inflated but never talked about her experience instead jumped to the business performance. As far as ownership is concerned the business is a family business.
visit www.meoareahomecare.com and see the services the agency provides and also visit the Minnesota beter business (BBB) to check the status of this business.
Finally i can take a bullet for shukrans leadership style as one among the best leaders.
First of all I would like to congratulate Shukran for your intentions to serve this leadership role in Garissa County.
Second, I don't like when people exagerates someone achievement. Has someone verified her Minnesota Somali community leadership role and the graduate education in public health she is claiming she has from one of Minnesota University. Also what kind of "issues" has she solved for the kenya Diaspora community living in Minnesota or what leadership role has she had for these communities. What kind of women organization has she lead previouly?
If you want to run for a public office you need to be honest and have a clean start. Good luck.
Check this with St. Catherine University to prove her degree. I was a classmate.
Mashallah what a role model, may Allah lead you all the way to your goal. You are such a wonderful example to our new generation women and youth, for that reason never give up and because of that you are the leader of today and they are the leaders of tomorrow, goodluck.
The reason I raised the issue of the problems with her business is that the article says she is the managing partner in the business, and describes her as a top level business manager, yet her business has difficulty paying it's employees and it's bills. If she is the managing partner, she is responsible for the success or failure of that business.
shukran, good for you but kwanza jua wewe ni mkenya halisi sio msomali!,you should fight for your fellow kenya somalis.Most kenyan somalis have a problem telling between the two and in the end our kenyan somalis drag behind due to the corrupt and monied somalians from somalia. ITS A FACT!.
She helped my family and, I from scratch. We were new to the US and she helped as from finding a house to starting a business. So yeah she has down a great job in her Somalia community. I hope this answers your question, and maybe look on the bright side and vote for her. She is a great leader and a great role model.