28 June 2013

Somalia: Top Federal Government Officials Jailed By Kenyan Authorities in Kismayu

Photo: UN
Some of the AMISOM troops atop a tank in Mogadishu.

Kismayu — news just in from Kismayu the capital of the lower Juba region of Somalia confirm that federal government officials have been imprisoned by Kenyan authorities who part of the AMISOM peacekeeping force in Somalia.

The officials were called by the Kenyan troops to attend a security enhancement meeting which was supposed to be held at the Kismayu airport as a witness revealed.

Abas Ibrahim Gurey. Colonel Mohamed Ali Dubow and Colonel Mohamed Bule Ibrahim were detained by the Kenyan troops for unknown reasons. Other officials were ordered to return home and no conference or meeting occurred as previously said.

Reports add that the three government officials have been deported to Wajir in Kenya and are currently in prison.

The detention of the government officials sparked a heavy fighting inside Kismayu as locals opposed the continued Kenyan oppression inside Somalia.

Locals have sided with colonel Bare Adan Shire who opposes Ahmed Mohamed Islam who is a pro Kenyan as locals view him.

The detention of the top influential government officials might cause more conflict between locals and the Kenyan peacekeeping force who have clearly sided with a clan militia.

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