Abdinuur Maalim Hussein was born and brought up in Elwak, Mandera County.

He holds a bachelor of arts in Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University and Diploma in telecommunications from Kenya College of communications technology.

Abdinur has a wealth of experience in public service and corporate sector. He worked as the chairperson to Mandera public service board from 2013-2018 and as a district telecommunication officer with Telkom Kenya limited from 1992-2012.

He is currently serving as the county secretary for Mandera county government.