Somalia: Farmaajo and Roble exacerbate over Ikran Tahlil homicide investigation
MOGADISHU, Somalia – For nearly two weeks, the loss of life of Ikran Tahlil, a junior worker within the National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA], has dramatically dominated the headlines in Somalia and overseas, considerably shaping the politics of the Horn of Africa nation.
It all began with the disappearance after which the homicide of Ikran Tahlil, who till his loss of life labored as a cybersecurity professional on the company. Despite the household’s search, NISA remained silent, to announce his loss of life two months later.
Although the company blamed Al-Shabaab, activists had been fast to dismiss the allegations, sentiments which had been additionally supported by the household. Death subsequently took on a political angle, threatening to plunge the nation into chaos.
At first, Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble requested former NISA boss Fahad Yasin to report on the loss of life, just for the director to problem the prime minister, which led to his indefinite suspension. The Prime Minister responded by changing him with Lieutenant General Bashir Mohamed Jama alias Goobe.
But an enraged Farmaajo, who had opposed Yasin’s suspension, recruited the previous Al-Jazeera journalist as a nationwide safety adviser, earlier than additionally hiring Yasin Abdullahi, who was Mogadishu’s spy chief. , as the brand new boss of NISA.
Both events claimed to be protected by legislation. In addition, Prime Minister Roble is reportedly transferring ahead to sack Security Minister Hassan Hundubey Jimale, changing him with Abdullahi Nor, a transfer which has been condemned by Farmajo.
It is the present mode of investigation that has brought on sharp divisions between the 2 leaders, risking additional eroding the nation’s achievements. While Roble desires the army tribunal to analyze Ikran Tahlil’s loss of life, Farmaajo opposes it, preferring a fee of inquiry.
The president suffered a serious setback on Tuesday, after Ikran Tahlil’s household rejected the fee of inquiry, insisting they’re solely comfy with the army court docket. Likewise, Roble additionally dismissed the fee, arguing that it’s a Farmaajo technique to hinder justice.
The household sued 4 individuals within the army court docket, together with former NISA boss Fahad Yasin and his deputy Abdullahi Kulane. The household say Yasin was among the many final individuals the slain spy spoke with.
Analysts say Roble gained considerably within the pending case, arguing that his consistency strongly respects the rule of legislation. It is Farmaajo who appears to be dropping public confidence.
The president has additionally misplaced management of the state media, which avoids publishing Villa Somalia’s statements on this matter. The Presidency has relied solely on its official pages, highlighting a widening hole.
Prime Minister Roble additionally made different modifications to NISA on Wednesday, which might shake Villa Somalia. In an announcement, he stated he appointed Muhyadin Mohamed [Warbac] being the boss of NISA in Mogadishu, a submit held by Yasin Abdullahi, Farmaajo’s different shut ally.
While all of this is occurring, the nation is on the verge of going to the presidential and decrease home elections. Critics argue that Farmaajo is eager to disrupt the train by creating the Four Political Survival Anarchy.