Cabdi Illey is welcomed by the Awdal community of Harowo region just south of Jijiga

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Its hoped that from here on our administrators of kilil and zone will be praised or blamed for what they do and never for which clan or sub-clan thay are from.

You can blame Illey and his administration for everything under the sun, but for all Somalis cannot be which clan he comes from.

His detractors in Ethiopia are as follows from highest to lowest:

1. Amhara opposition: Even though his administration has been very accomodating in providing service in Amharic or translations where warranted, they are very unhappy that all functions of kililka are done in Somali language. They also accuse him of having hidden agenda of preparing the kilil in everything from village to military power and running it as a country. Again they accuse him of Allying closely with Tigray and Afar where nomad's problems with Afar are solved easily yet problems with Oromo are gone to dangerous stages. The Oromo also were expecting the Somali to be sidekick in their struggle for power and economic development, instead in a decade has become competitor. The Oromo are extremely angry. They did not see the Somali sppeding in their rear view mirror until he arrived in the side, blind spot. That has raised few eyebrows all over Ethiopia.

2. With in kililka is hard to specify which party or group. kililka has been at war this or that for 130 years non stop. Its so exhausted economically, way of life, and is so behind in development, no peace or security for people for more than century.

You can only do everything about history low key. There are areas where the Sayid is a vilain and not a hero, ONLF is toxic in some and hero in another. Ziad Barre and Mogadishu is a nightmare for some and unsolved dream for others. But if you put things in perspective people are tolerant and can tolerate a villain if they know is a hero to their brother, as long as the brother does not overdo it and demand that every Somali should observe.


3. Just kidding: Somalis who love the Jawars more than their own. If you do not respect your own no ally will respect you. Actually they will despise you if you diminish your own to make them happy.



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I do not like the maps or how they set up. It doesn't mean that all the maps or "Gobolo" are exclusively settled by one clan or two. Our own community is divided between two regions,  the Fafan Gobol and Siti Gobol , the later has Araabi and the district of Dambal. 

Also, the maps are made by Illey himself. Jijiga as the capital should not be  under Fafan, instead all our towns who are dozens should be under the Harowo Gobol, and unless Illey changes this,  we will not rest.

I understand the Amhara opposition.  For Amhara, their monopoly of Ethiopia is done , and are always plotting for the old centralized Ethiopia. THey fear the that Somali region with it's own language and character.  Despite their agitation, the horses are left the barn, and the old Ethiopia will not come back.

For many known reasons, I do not want to fight the Oromo. We might have issues, but  I want them to be our allies. It is a natural for Oromo to expect the help of Somalis since we both suffered against the Tigray regime. They have issues with Illey due to his close connection with the Tigray and his open campaign against the the reforms that Oromo and others sought.

The people in the Kilil do not want civil war, but Illey must change. Let the locals manage their affairs and do not try to take their land for the  Chinese companies or others as it happen in the Oromo region. From the Awbare town , to Wajaale and to the way to Jijiga , there is Cabdi Illey henchmen who are the mayors, the police and the administrators. Just like what happen in Siti, people see every town and corner  filled with the Illey people. For the locals, it appears like an occupation. 

Unlike the public  perception, the Somali people are not attached to the tribe thing very deeply. Whether it is Hargeisa, Kismaayo or Mogadishu and Jijiga,  people want to lead peaceful and productive life with basic freedom to earn a living. Yet, it is politicians and leaders who by their actions remind them  which  tribe they belong.

You can not fool people in this stage. Stop blaming Oromo and others, and just fix the system to serve the people.




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9 hours ago, galbeedi said:

From the Awbare town , to Wajaale and to the way to Jijiga , there is Cabdi Illey henchmen who are the mayors, the police and the administrators. Just like what happen in Siti, people see every town and corner  filled with the Illey people. For the locals, it appears like an occupation. 

Since 2004 mostly and since 2010 completely every district in kililka has elected officials. There is not a single appointed administrator. I am sure you know as well as I do that every failed brother blames tribaly rather than with real facts of the case. The sad or funny thing is what are called Illey people were also murmuring of Liyu being full of others and Illey is using others to rule over his own. Don't give it too much credence, its not reality of the kilil.


The Oromo, I think you were the one who put an analysis here at SOL identifying the different power wings as Amharayzed, East (Moslems) and animists. I know which one you support, sometimes at expense of your fellow Somali, but it so happens to be that its the group that is in direct competition with the Somali in economic and development issues. Both have nomads and the competition for money and projects that comes for nomads. 

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