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Poorly attempted propaganda by Kiikuuyo's media. War ciyaal mee na moodaan. Read on.

Kismayo roars back to business under KDF

In Kismayo town they hoot loudly, overlap, pick and drop passengers in the middle of the road causing nasty traffic snarl ups.

It is hard to imagine this sea port city was ravaged by war some years ago. Businesses have gradually picked up and public beaches are filling up again.Only an encounter with the peacekeeping troops reminds one that beneath the veneer of tranquility, the enemy still lurks.Kismayo has a new airport named Sayid Mohammed Abdule Hassan Airport after a Somali liberation hero. On the way to the old airport that was abandoned after the Al Shabaab were flushed out, the streets are bustling with commercial activities.

They are even Mpesa shops and in the afternoon, Khat vendors fill up the streets.Solar powered lamps light up the road to the seaport. New buildings are coming up and work is nonstop at a nearby quarry that produces building stones.Majority of the population are herders, but the seaport has opened new opportunities. The city now boasts of a few high-end hotels.

According to, Lieutenant Colonel, the commanding officer of 2nd Mechanised Infantry Battalion based in Kismayu, Meshack Kishoyian, the city fills up at night.“It’s also the month of Ramadhan and people will be breaking their fasts,” he says.

At the port of Kismayu, heavily loaded pickups and trucks roar in and out. Ahmed Haji Adan Kismayo, the port manager, credits Kenyan troops with restoring order.

They sacrificed their lives for us,” says Aden. According to him, the port has seen brisk business since 2012. He fears for the city if the Kenya forces pull out. The Al Shabaab might be defeated he says, but they are not completely vanquished. But according to Lt Kishoyian, Kismayo is calm for now, and the Kenyan forces are ready to suppress any threats from the A Shabaab.

“We are vigilant,” he said.

Xigasho

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And what business does Mpesa shops have in Kismaayo? Waa inay dowladda dhexe gacan bir ah ku qabataa or tax them out business since they are competing with Soomaali companies without being regulated. They think they can set up shop anywhere they want. Awalba Buuloxaawo iyo Ceelwaaq ayee ahayd meeshee joogeen. Maantana Kismaayo ayeeba joogaan.

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Half the guys here defending Kenya, are confirmed Kenyan trolls. We should be careful how we address them.

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Holac   

I have not seen Apophis write in Somali. I know Haatu is a true Kenyan Somali. 

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Another Kiikuuyo overdrive drivel:

Intrigues of three Kenyans in race for Jubaland president

 • Holders of Kenyan passports Mohammed Shakul, Mohammed  Marsheye, and Abdi Raghe are among those battling for the top seat.

• The trio, observers argue, has been fronted to cut down incumbent and frontrunner Ahmed Madobe’s clout in the race.

The bid by three Kenyans in Jubaland presidential elections has elicited debate on how regional forces are angling for a stake in the August 24 vote.

The battle is shaping as that of interests by Somalia, Jubaland, Qatar, Ethiopia, and Kenya to make inroads in the territory.

Holders of Kenyan passports Mohammed Shakul, Mohammed  Marsheye, and Abdi Raghe are among those battling for the top seat.

The trio, observers argue, has been fronted to cut down incumbent and frontrunner Ahmed Madobe’s clout in the race.

But their candidatures have not been without opposition. 

Guleid Khalif, an expert of Jubaland politics wants the Kenyan government to intervene and have the candidates withdraw from the race.

“We want the government to investigate the three contestants because they are being used to work against Kenya’s interest in Jubaland,” Guleid said.

Kenya is said to be standing by Madobe, owing to his contribution – having abandoned the Islamic Courts Union – in the fight to capture Kismayu from al Shabaab.

Raghe is reportedly a close friend of former warlord Barre Hiraale and Abdinasir Seraar, and is said to be working with Mogadishu to subvert Kenya's interests. 

Jubaland remains a strategic partner in Kenya’s efforts to stop the terrorist group from carrying out attacks in the region.

Those privy to the development say the Somali government led by Mohamed Abdullahi, popularly known as Farmajo, is behind the candidature of the three Kenyans.

Khalif told journalists on Sunday that the three Kenyans are from Garissa county from where they run businesses.

He said the al Shabaab factor is the reason behind the strategic efforts to unseat Madobe who has served since 2013.

Kenya is rooting for a regional government while Somalia and its allies prefer a centralised system of governance.

Somalia's position has reportedly created animosity between Mogadishu and Nairobi.

“The Somalia Federal Government is creating clan divisions with their hardline stance while using dirty tactics to oust Madobe. They will fail flatly,” Abdu Shakur Ahmed, an elder from Buuale said of Farmajo. 

The Jubaland Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission has assured the electorate that the vote will be free and fair.

The commission, in a letter to Jim Swan – special representative of the UN Secretary-General, said it has taken steps to build confidence in the electoral process.

“We believe all the constitutional and legal requirements were fulfilled in the conduct of the process in line with the Constitution and the electoral laws in Jubaland,” JIBEC chairman Hamza Bare said in the yesterday’s letter.

This followed concerns by the UN after an attack in the country on July 12 left several dead and dozens injured.

Senior representatives from the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), and the UN want the parties to work with an agreed electoral process that is within the laws of the land.

During a recent meeting in Nairobi, Peter Kagwanja observed that the election is not about who rules Jubaland but the region’s stability.

Xigasho

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Maxamed Shakuul, who the Kiikuuyo is accusing is sent by madaxweyne Farmaajo, was a candidate in the last (s)election as well four years ago. Farmaajo maba joogin meesha. He is also a Canadian citizen, maxee moodaan baasaboorkooda qashinka ah wax weyn tahay. 

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Axmed Madoobe must be removed. Dhulkii barwaaqada ahaa ee Jubbooyinka ayuu xulufeeye, nabaadguur ka dhigay. His Kiikuuyo masters get a substantial cut from the illegal dhuxusha trade, Barbaarta inkaarta qabtana get a cut too since geedaha laga soo jaray dhulkee heystaan, and the evil buyers are Imaaraadka-based companies to distribute to Khaliijka.

Look at those tragic images taken years ago:

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galbeedi   

The Kikuyu must be expelled. Ugandan, Ethiopian, Burundi and others never claimed any part of our territory. The Kenyans have plans to curve out our maritime boundaries, and you should never allow that kind of nation to keep troops in Somalia.

They do not even obey Amisom orders. Too bad some Somalis are willing to die for a warlord whose time has come to an end. 8 years is enough.

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Apophis   

“Gacan bir leh” makes me laugh. 😂😂🤣

is this same government which is guarded by Uganda and their mayor was blown up last week.

 

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Those who support Ethiopia now.

Why were you against in 2006, where by now Somalia could have been one and changed 2-3 governments already?

Have principles centered and based on the people.

You can remove Moodabe now using Ethiopians, but never is secret that you are sowing seeds for the next cycle.

When the Arab chairs go next round, your views and stance will also change.

Somalia is in a location where both is good and bad for the people. Its bad because is making victims of the people without sing this location. Its good because the Somali people have it as owners.

The solution should have been that both Faarmajo and Moodabe cut their ambitions a bit.

 

Unlike SWS where a simple Ethiopian battalion can change the game, this Jubaland will move to Kenya and Ethiopia and come back at later time. It also will be connected to Puntland and Gal Mudug in mysterious ways.

 

 

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