13 November 2012

Somalia: Jubaland State - Kenya Is Backing Warlords Against Peace

Mogadishu — Jubaland state has accused Kenyan government of generating a fresh civil war in southern Somalia, where its troops are operating under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) force.

Mohamud Ali Shire, the president of Jubaland state announced while giving an interview to shabelle Media Network in Mogadishu that it is unfortunate the Somali, UN and AMISOM panel to be denied access entering inside Kismayo last week.

"Kenyan government forces in Kismayo didn't give further details why they were not able to allow Somali, UN delation to enter in the city the guarantee their protection last week," said president of Jubaland Mohamud Ali Shire.

President Shire highlighted that Kenya has a hidden agenda invading in Somalia, particularly lower and Middle region under Jubaland state as it supporting warlords and their militias who are harassing locals.

"We expect the new President of Somalia's Federal Republic government H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would support the will and interest of the people in Jubland state and help Jubaland state to the reconciliation process and promoting peace in Jubba regions," he added.

Somali and Kenyan forces captured the commercial port city of Kismayo late September from the Al Shabaab without a fight and the new Somali Federal Government has vowed to stabilize Somalia.

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