Wajir North Member of Parliament (MP) Ahmed Ibrahim Abdsalan was shot at by unidentified gunmen on Thursday afternoon.
The assailants also torched his vehicle.
The legislator was traveling with the census staff when the attack occurred near an abandoned mosque at Masalale.
He was luckily rescued from the scene by his security team.
According to reports, the MP has since been rushed to a hospital.
The Wajir MP was traveling with the census staff for the pre-listing exercise.
The group had just arrived in the area when they heard the sound of gunshots rent the air forcing them to flee.