Somalia: an open letter to the chief justice


My Lordship, please obtain my belated congratulations and heat greetings from the slopes of the picturesque hills of Daallo the place I’m at the moment on a working vacation with my beloved Ayeeyo.

Your Lordship, your appointment as Chief Justice has come as a shock to me. Not that you’re not certified, however due to the distinctive and essential position that the place was to serve for a complete nation, I believed there have been individuals extra deserving, higher ready and certified for the place than you. by no means shall be, even after recording ten years of on-the-job expertise any longer.

My Lords, our nation has had the unlucky shame of tolerating embarrassing cycles of positions of duty and of the individuals who occupy them. The issues of such a mismatch are innumerable, however the psychological drawback is essentially the most crippling of all for the one who doesn’t match the job. As troublesome as such an individual tries to justify and validate himself, he fails. A deep sense of inadequacy turns into inevitable, making a difficult-to-overcome disaster of confidence that will instantly impression productiveness.

Such conditions of feeling insufficient have usually prevented these involved from meaningfully participating with their “friends” or “counterparts” in conferences or capabilities. Simply think about in your thoughts for a second the feelings that can run by you if an novice boxer meets for a pleasant with Mayflower?

A devastating feeling, you’d say. The sensation shall be no completely different when somebody who has achieved the rank of basic inside 5 years or much less (even on this case with out preventing a single battle or by no means drawing a single technique) is prepared for a gathering with Admirals of the UK. ‘AFRICOM, CJTF- HOA. Masaajidka ciyaarta ka daaya! The identical is true of a minister who was a taxi driver or an Al-Shabaab hitman. Do you perceive, my lords?

My lords, hadda iyo dan, transferring ahead as an alternative of staying previously. You’re the greatest we’ve got had and we’re ready for the perfect from you. Now that you’ve the job, solely you may assist however make a huge effect as a CJ in whose reins justice has not solely been restored, but in addition reigned supreme.

How are you doing that? Unattainable issues occur. Your date happened, after all. You can also obtain the not possible. Please make it occur. By making a contract with the lots. Don’t excuse the absence of a fee from the judicial service. You may journey for miles earlier than it’s shaped since you will not be slowed down by the forms of consultations.

So long as you could not unjustly disobey or betray your appointing authority, you could not do what they need unfairly both. The one factor you need to do is do justice.

My Lords, you could have seen that the judiciary, just like the tons of labor buried beneath the opposite two arms of presidency, continues to be pristine and unexplored when it comes to vital remorms and doing the unthinkable. As such, I sincerely implore you to rally to justice and be its assist. For those who had the possibility to take action, you’d have quenched the Somalis’ thirst for justice (charity begins with them) in all their thousands and thousands.

My Lords, as we Somalis have the doubtful distinction of looking for justice solely when it serves our particular person, our household, our group, our clan (in that order), at all times do not forget that Somalia was the helpless beneficiary of justice agitated for by civil society, activists, attorneys, legislators, rabbis, reverends, bishops, pop, legislation enforcement, and justly allotted by courts and judges who , not solely have been they not Somalis, however weren’t even Africans, or Arabs, or Muslims.

Keep in mind the choose within the US courtroom in Hawaii, Washington, Virginia. It is mockingly tragic, pitiful, silly of us wanting others to be truthful to us (and so they actually do) and once we’re the precise reverse – unfair – between ourselves in our personal nation.

Masaajidka ciyaarta aan ka dayno!

Good luck, my lords, and should God information you, provide you with knowledge, provide you with inspiration, provide you with foresight, provide the braveness to face up for justice and succeed with it, provide you with good well being , psychological agility and persistence, assist you from essentially the most unlikely and sudden place and sources, and should He bless your work and your workplace within the fury of the well-being of our nation, that of the area, from the continent and around the globe. Final, however not the least, are you able to show your critiques mistaken. Aamiin.

By: Layla Qasim

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