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Saturday, November 21, 2015


Somalia Cuts Diplomatic ties with Britain in 1963. The issue of Kenyan Refugees, Mostly of Gikuyu MauMaus who were given Full Protection is also discussed. Watch This Video


Please Watch This episode of the Northern Frontier Districts (NFD) Now Garissa, Wajir, Mandera and Isiolo Counties in the Kenya/Somalia Colonial History.


Somalia: Mogadishu Ranked Second Fastest-Growing City In The World.
Mogadishu in Somalia has population growth of 6.9% according to Demographia.

Batam is the fastest-growing city in the world by population, according to US-based consultancy Demographia, which bases its annual Demographia World Urban Areas ranking largely on the United Nations’ 2010-20 world population forecasts – but only includes cities with a population of 1 million or more.

Batam is close to Singapore and operates as a transport hub and industrial area, while a free-trade zone boosts trade with the island city-state. Batam had a population of 1.1 million in the latest estimate, with an annual growth of 7.4%.

Second on Demographia’s ranking is Mogadishu in Somalia, with a population of 2.1 million, growing at 6.9%. Mogadishu’s growth is driven by its improving security situation and economic prospects after decades of civil war – many Somalis have returned from abroad.

In third place is Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, with a population of 2.7 million and growth of 6.8%. The country as a whole is vulnerable to fluctuations in commodity prices, but its capital is benefiting from investment in infrastructure.

Mogadishu’s growth is driven by its improving security situation and economic prospects after decades of civil war. The fourth and fifth fastest-growing cities in the world are both in China with Xiamen.

Monday, September 07, 2015


Although Somalis are Kenyan Citizens like the rest of Kenya's 42 Tribes, A small issue can get them victimized and profiled. For example, When a series of terror attacks hit Kenya in 2014, the government launched a security operation aimed at unmasking terror cells and sympathizers in Kenya. The operation saw some 4,000 ethnic Somalis detained in the capital Nairobi, leading to an outcry from human rights activists.

“I was arrested just because I am an ethnic Somali, despite being a Kenyan citizen. I was detained at the Kasarani detention camp,” said Saadiq Mohamed, 21, a professional Kenyan-Somali footballer, recalling the 2014 crackdown.

Mohamed was reportedly arrested in his neighborhood for not having his ID on him.

Kenya has been threatened by the Somali militant group al-Shabaab since sending troops into Somalia in 2011.The crackdown targeted Somali refugees living in Nairobi’s Eastleigh district, but some Kenyan-ethnic Somalis were also caught up in the operation and detained by their own government.

The Kenyan-Somali population was over two and a half million in the 2010 census making it the sixth largest ethnic group in Kenya. Somali refugees and nationals on the other hand are estimated to be about half a million, according to the United Nations.

Kenyan-Somalis make up almost the entire population in the northeastern region, an area that has remained marginalized for years.

Kenya suspended the issuance of national IDs in the ethnic Somali region of the country to put a stop to the alleged illegal registration of Somali refugees as Kenyan citizens.

“We know our government is concerned about criminal elements from Somalia acquiring Kenyan IDs, but doing this at the expense of its citizens is uncalled for and is against their rights as citizens of Kenya,” said Mohamed Nurdin, a Kenyan-Somali human rights activist.

The process is even more stringent when a Kenyan-Somali applies for a Kenyan passport.

“We cannot take any chances. That is why the process is strict,” said Daniel Ochuodho, a senior official at the Kenyan Ministry of Immigration. “It should not be mistaken that we are profiling the Somali community. Kenya is at war.”

Kenya declared war on al-Shabaab in 2011 and the al-Qaeda-linked group vowed to launch attacks on Kenyan soil in response, unless the East African country pulls its troops out of Somalia. The worst attack from the group came in April when gunmen stormed a Kenyan university campus and killed 147 students. The assailants, like in previous attacks, targeted non-Somalis.

“Al-Shabaab had killed some 59 non-Somali or non-Muslim teachers and quarry workers before the campus attack. It is clear the group’s intention is to divide Kenyans on religious grounds,” Kenyan analyst Rashid Ronald told reporters. “Such killings have consequently put the lives of ethnic Somalis in danger, especially those living in other parts of the country where they are a minority.”

During his visit to Kenya in July, U.S. President Barack Obama said Kenya had to change its tactics in dealing with its Somali and Muslim citizens if it is to succeed in its war on terror. Obama, whose father was a Kenyan Muslim, called on Kenya to respect Muslim rights.

Following the university attacks in Garissa, Kenyan-Somalis and Somalia nationals were yet again in the eye of the storm. A number of Kenyan-Somali men were arrested and others went missing.
Somali-owned Worldwide money transfer banks were banned pending investigation, bringing all financial activities of the majority of the Somali businesses to a standstill.

“Profiling my community is an excuse to blame us for the government’s failure,” said 34-year-old trader Abdiaziz Guled. “It feels like I am [a] second-class citizen in my own country.”

Friday, June 05, 2015


This Road, Nairobi-Garissa-Wajir-Mandera Road has been discussed in the Kenyan Parliament since 1972 and still hasn't been earmarked by the National Government.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015


Kenyan demonstrators rally in support of Kenya's military incursion into Somalia and demanding that AlShabaab STOP it's terrorist actions in Kenya or else, It has reached a peachpoint. 

The Government of Kenya Meanwhile has frozen 86 individuals and organizations Bank Accounts among them Hawalas, Money Transfer Business for allegedly funding terrorism where some have denied the allegations. 


Following the Garissa massacre last Thursday in which 147 University Students have lost their lives, Somali Leaders from Kenya's North Eastern Province said they would name terrorists, financiers and sympathizers in a week to prevent other attacks. They said, Somalis need to STOP these people in causing problems in Kenya.

The list is as follows:

1. Mohamed Kuno aka Gamadheere

2. Abdifatah Abubakar Abdi

3. Ahmed Iman Ali

4. Fuad Abubakar Abdi

5. Erick Ogada

6. Abdikadir Mohamed Abikadir alias IKrima

7. Maalim Abass Guyo

8. Dahabshill Money Transfer Company

9. UAE Exchange Money Remittance

10. Kendy Money Transfer

11. Continental Money Transfer

12.Amal Express Money Transfer

13.Juba Express Money Transfer

14. Iftin Express Money Transfer

15. Kaah Express Money Transfer

16. Amana Money Transfer

17. Bakaal Express Money Transfer

18. Hodan Global Money Remittance and Exchange

19. Tawakal Money Transfer

20. Flex Money Transfer

21. Legend International Consulting

22. Abdiwali Hajir Sheik.

23. Mohamed Girad Sheik Abdulahi.

24. Hassan Ibrahim Kasim J/A.

25. Mohamed Abdi Muhumed.

26. Bashir Mohamed Hashi.

27. Alyce Seraphine Sway

28. Abdullahi Mohamed Salat.

29. Moulid Garad Sheik.

30. Bashir Mohamed.

31. Sky Forex

32. Ali Hassan Sagar Aka Qathar.

33. Faisal Ahmed Nuur Amaje Aka Faisal Ahmed Mohamed.

34. Mabkhut Idha Bukheit.

35. Bashir Abdirahman Mohamed.

36. Abdi Kassim/Osman Abdi Kassim.

37. Mohamed Sheik Osman Egal.

38. Mowlid Khalif/Moulid Khalif Ali.

39. Yassir Mohamud Ahmed.

40. Ahmed Harob.

41. Ali Hassan Gure Aka Ali Baba.

42. Sehikh Hassa Abdirahman.

43. Sayed Abdullahi.

44. Agency for Peace and Development.

45. Haki Africa.

46. Muslims for Human Rights Group (Muhuri)

47. Abdi Ibrahim Haithar alias Agwein Aka Gamadere.

48. Ainul Qamar Lodge and Hotel.

49. Sheik Mohamed Umal

50. Abdillahi Mohammed alisa Abdullahi Mrefu

51. Abass Ibrahim alisa Abass Kidogo

52. Ali Dumaa’al

53. Abdifatah Yare mohamud.

Kenya has 3 Million Ethnic Somalis who live in more than Four Counties, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo

54. Abdalah Godana.

55. Mohammed Hassan Duale.

56. Abdi Gedi Amin.

57. Ali Bashir Hassan Adan.

58. Ali Gedi Ali.

59. Mohamed Yarrow Adan Mohamed.

60. Abdullahi Mohamed Holale.

61. Turan Adan Hirsi Sheik.

62. Mahbub Abdullahi Adan.

63. Abdullahi Yusuf Farah.

64. Mohamed Ahmed Bedel.

65. Abdi Mohamed Dahiye.

66. Ahmed Adow Omar alias Qalbi-Safi.

67. Kuni Elle aka Dikus.

68. Hussein Gosa Worku aka HG.

69. Nyacke Sike.

70. Rashid Sora.

71. Abdi Boru.

72. Abdi Ibrahim Adan.

73. Rashid Ali Guyo.

74. Ali Hassan Mahat.

75. Mohammed Mulki.

76. Abass Kubwa.

77. Mohammed Abdi Kesy.

78. Dekow Adoon.

79. Hassan Tagar.

80. Abass Derow.

81. Ibrahim Kobia alias Kamukunji.

82. E Coach Company

83. City to City Services

84. Sabrin Bus Services

85. G Coach.

86. Laban Hussein Degel

Two of 86 individuals and organisations whose accounts will be frozen by the government for allegedly funding terrorism have denied the allegations. - See more at:
Two of 86 individuals and organisations whose accounts will be frozen by the government for allegedly funding terrorism have denied the allegations. - See more at:

Monday, February 16, 2015


I think you need to know this guy from North Eastern Province, Garissa, a re-known and recognized young Kenya environmentalist who is committed and dedicated to every step In make and giving back to his people. 

Saturday, February 07, 2015


Seven lawmakers from counties in the northern part of Kenya have told a House Committee that the local communities want teachers who have refused to go back there to stay away altogether.

Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow, Barre Shill of Fafi and Wajir County Woman Representative Fatuma Ali told the Education Committee of the National Assembly that parents, teachers and students in the area are unhappy with the misrepresentation the teachers have portrayed.

“I do not think today, there is any parent in Mandera or Wajir or those areas who would want this particular group of teachers to go back and teach. That is the feeling people have on the ground,” Senator Kerrow said.

The legislators instead want government to employ untrained teachers from among locals.

“The teachers who are seen on the TV might risk their lives. So, madam chair, we will need to protect them… let them not go there,” the Wajir County Woman Representative cautioned.

“How can you welcome someone who tells lies about you, it will be very difficult,” added Shill.

This comes days after representatives of the striking teachers claimed they have been receiving death threats for leading the colleagues to a three week sit-in at the Teacher Service Commission Headquarters to demand for transfers from the work stations or face interdictions.

“These people are telling lies about our region and our people, they have exaggerated. To us ,they are people with sinister motives. North Eastern province is a part of Kenya… it is the onus of the Government of Kenya to ensure there is security, it is not the public, it is not the MPs” charged Shill.

Meanwhile tempers flared in the committee after the NEP leaders accuse the Education Committee of being biased in its handling of the ongoing impasse where over 800 teachers have refused to resume duty due in insecurity. Senator Kerrow and Shill clashed with Migori MP Jared Opiyo who is a member of the committee after he said the teachers who have served the mandatory five years should be given the transfers.

However Kerrow and Shill interrupted saying that the withdrawal of teachers will leave the region even more marginalised.

“When we come here to give evidence to the committee, we really don’t except the members to openly tell us you are wrong or right, you are supposed to collect our views and do whatever it is you are supposed to do, but when the teachers came here, you were crying, if you are biased don’t call us,” Kerrow who is also the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance stated.

The Senator was referring to media article which showed Bomet women’s representative Cecilia Ng’etich shedding tears when she heard that during inter-clan fighting, women teachers are raped and sexually harassed. Representatives of the teachers demanding transfer because of insecurity in Mandera, Garissa and Wajir said they are traumatized by hostile and inhuman treatment by their Muslim hosts.
The teachers said the trauma they have undergone since last year when 21 of their colleagues were killed in a bus attack has left them terrified to a point of now seeking transfer from the counties. The teachers were attacked on November 22 when travelling home for Christmas. Some 28 in the bus were killed.

Teachers Service Commission CEO Gabriel Lengoiboni who also appeared before the Committee on Friday said 1,089 teachers have so far not reported to the workstation in the North Eastern region.

He added that the 637 in primary school and 452 in secondary schools will face disciplinary action for insubordination and desertion because sacking them will involve a complicated procedure.


With many teachers refusing to return to Kenya's north-eastern region in the aftermath of brutal al-Shabaab attacks in Mandera County, scores of volunteers have signed up to ensure schools remain open and students continue with their education, officials and teachers said.

Since November 22nd, when al-Shabaab pulled 11 teachers from a bus and killed them, along with 17 other passengers, teachers posted to the county have been demanding to be transferred to safer areas. The Kenya National Union of Teachers has backed their demands while the Teachers Service Commission, the teachers' employer, has said the safety concerns have been adequately addressed and ordered teachers to return to work.

The ensuing teachers' strike has paralysed public education in Wajir, Mandera and Garissa counties, causing chaos for thousands of children and families. 

But now, local volunteers are providing a sliver of hope to students in Mandera County.

The volunteers, who include county government officials, retired teachers, former students, college students and business professionals, have signed up to teach to help mitigate the crisis, Mandera County acting director of education Ismail Barrow says

School administrators are under instruction to take all reasonable steps to keep the schools open and lessons on schedule for the children, Barrow said.

"Desperate situations call for desperate measures," he said. "Schools in other parts of the country are operating normally but we were lagging behind because of the teachers' failure to report back."

Of the 1,406 teachers deployed in Mandera, 607 are from the local community and the rest are external, according to the TSC.

"However, we have gone around and found a local solution to the problem," Barrow said. "It started with a few volunteers and now virtually every school has a volunteer teacher as we try to find a long-term solution to the crisis."

Prospective volunteers must register at the school they wish to work for and have at least finished secondary school in order to be approved to teach, he said.

Volunteer teachers 'a blessing'

The volunteer teachers have been a blessing in this time of crisis but will also provide a bank of temporary teachers to help during future crises, Barrow said.

Mandera Secondary School now has ten volunteer teachers, head teacher Ibrahim Hassan Sheto says.

"Of the 15 teachers from outside the region only five reported back," he said. "Before the volunteers signed up, we had seven teachers sharing the school workload."

At Moi Girls Secondary School, just two teachers out of 19 from outside the region reported to their classrooms, said deputy head teacher Mohammed Hillow.

"We had seven teachers [for] 12 classes," he said. "The workload has been lessened by ten volunteers."

Volunteers have been scheduled so they can still attend to their other commitments, he said, and classes have been merged to ensure children can remain in school.


The Leader of the Majority in the Kenya's National Assembly Aden Duale has warned teachers from three counties in Northern Kenya that they risk losing their jobs if they fail to report back to work without delay. Speaking in the company of leaders from the region including Mandera County Governor Ali Roba, Senator Billow Kerrow (Mandera) and other Members of Parliament, Duale said he would sanction the government to sack teachers who will not have reported to work by next week.

“If teachers will not report by Monday next week, the same process that was used to hire the teachers through the BOGs for the secondary schools and through the County or District Education Boards for the primary schools, that process must be initiated; the children from the north under the Constitution must be taught by Kenyan teachers,” Duale – who is the Garissa Town Member of Parliament  said.

The over 1,000 teachers who have refused to report to their respective schools had last week pitched camp at the Teachers Service Commission offices demanding that their employer either transfers or issues them with interdiction letters due to insecurity in the region. The teachers expressed fear following the killing of their colleagues in the Mandera bus massacre in which 28 people were butchered by suspected Al Shabaab militants. They teachers also claim that they are discriminated against and harassed by the locals.

Duale also expressed concerns over remarks by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion directing teachers from other regions who had already reported to work to leave Northern Kenya, saying this was discriminatory and propagating hate speech.

“We are very much disturbed by the utterances of the KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion in as far as inciting Teachers and creating division among Kenyans. If it is about terror, terror has happened not only in North Eastern… it has happened in the heart of Nairobi, Mpeketoni, Kapedo, even in the height of Shifta war in 1963. What Sossion is calling for has never happened; you cannot preach hate speech and you cannot deny the children of Kenya the right to education,” said Duale.

His sentiments were reiterated by Mandera Governor Roba who took issue with the fact that the teachers had never reported their claims to them, saying they have even held education conferences but none have raised any concerns.

“What is being shared right now is just an excuse to justify the mass transfer demand. Misrepresenting information with the intent of trying to mislead the country into justifying a demand by teachers is extremely an unfortunate position particularly if it is given by somebody who is calling himself a leader like Sossion,” said Roba.

The leaders said 1,500 hundred teachers who are non-Muslims are already teaching in private schools while the others absconded duty, running into the fourth week.

There are 567 teachers from Mandera, 260 from Wajir and 94 from Garissa.

Thursday, January 29, 2015



Today at 12 Noon, We had a ruckus with the Protesting Teachers at TSC Headquarters, Nairobi Where I was taking some pictures of them protesting and demanded That I be locked at Capital Hill Police Station, Upper Hill.

I am said to be causing Trouble to them by advising and reminding them that, Mandera, is same as Kapedo, Mpeketoni and Other Insecure areas. Kudos to the TSC and the Government for refusing them their way.

I had gone there to Plead to them that, Being Citizens of this country, Some having served in VERY SECURE areas of NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES like Takaba, Bute, Wajir, Garissa, Moyale, Sololo and Even in Some Places like Elwak, Garbatulla, Balambala and Modogashe for over 10 to 15 years without any single bullet fired to them or had any issue with any of our communities, They should go back and work like other Kenyans, who include Government officers, Judges, Soldiers and even like Somalis who are also Kenyan Citizens...

You Know what, They have fabricated very many excuses so that, they get transfers including:

1. There are serious breaches of Insecurity where they can't even walk in the towns of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera.
 2. That, when we see them, ati we do call them Abid...meaning slaves. Where?
3. That, we force them or refuse that they go to their homes even on Holidays and when they decide, we kill them.
4. That, The Government has totally failed operating in that place.
5. That, we are so Naive, illiterate that we don't value education
6. That, Non-Muslims are killed every week.

Imagine all That. Now suppose we give them their way, Do you know what will happen next..The Government officers will follow, The Judges, The Police, Military and a total collapse follows...Further Marginalization..


Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Uplifting Somalia from the "Death Bed" is Now seen as Turkey's biggest achievement in the Horn of Africa and for the History of Somalia and Beyond, Says Ibrahim Ahmed, A Strategic Analyst and Researcher in the Horn of Africa adding that, Turkey is set to gain from Bilateral relations between the two countries more in the coming years.

Development cooperation between Somalia and Turkey is multi-tiered, and includes military, social, economic and infrastructural partnerships.

During the drought of 2011, Turkey contributed over $201 million to the humanitarian relief efforts in the impacted parts of Somalia. In partnership with the Somali government, Turkish officials have also launched various development and infrastructure projects in Somalia. They have assisted in the building of several hospitals, and helped renovate and rehabilitate the Aden Adde International Airport and the National Assembly building, among other initiatives.

Turkish Airlines became the first long-distance international commercial airline in two decades to resume flights to and from Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport.[5] In September 2013, the Turkish company Favori LLC also began operations at the airport. The firm announced plans to renovate the aviation building and construct a new one, as well as upgrade other modern service structures. A $10 million project, it will increase the airport's existing 15 aircraft capacity to 60.

In May 2013, the 1st Turkish-Somali Business Forum was launched in Istanbul to highlight commercial opportunities in both Somalia and Turkey for Somali and Turkish businesses. Organized by the Somali Council in conjunction with Somali and Turkish government ministries, the event included roundtable discussions on potential commercial ventures in both countries as well as business-to-business meetings between Somali and Turkish firms.

 In January 2015, Mohamud and Erdoğan concurrently inaugurated a number of new Turkish-built development projects in Somalia, including the Digfer Hospital in the capital. The new 200-bed Somalia-Turkey Training and Research Hospital was constructed by Turkey's international development body, the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), in accordance with an earlier Somalia-Turkey bilateral agreement. It has a $135.7 million operating budget, $85.6 million of which is slated to be covered by the Turkish authorities over the next five years. The 13,500 square-meter indoor premises includes 20 incubators, 14 newborn intensive care beds, 12 intensive care beds, 4 operating rooms, a delivery room, and laboratory and radiology units, with general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, children, maternity, urology, internal medicine, anesthesia, dental and ocular departments. It will be staffed by 91 Somali and 52 Turkish hospital administrators, head doctors, administrative directors or financial directors, as well as 40 Somali and 5 Turkish security personnel. Around 36 Somali assistants are also scheduled to participate in the facility's annual training program.

Additionally, Mohamud and Erdoğan launched a new terminal at the Aden Adde International Airport. The facility was built by Kozuva, a private Turkish construction firm. Both sides also agreed to formulate a city plan for Mogadishu, with new residences slated for construction. The initial building phase will target 10,000 homes, which Erdoğan suggested would be completed within 12 to 24 months.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


This week, there was a Fundraising for Hadado Islamic Centre in Wajir where almost all MP's of North Eastern Counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa contributed to the tune of 7 Million Shilling for the construction of Islamic Institutions Like Madrasa, Mosques and Duksi (Informal Quraan Recitation School).

Thanks to Hon Duale, Kenya's Majority Leader who speaheaded the Whole program along with Hon Ore, Hon Senator Colow Who were the organizing Committee. We ask Allah to fill the hearts of our Muslim leaders and business to use their resources, energy and intellect for the development of Islam in Kenya. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Kenya will carry out documentation of illicit arms along international borders that are prone to attacks, a government official said on Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary for Interior Joseph Nkaissery said in Nairobi the circulation of small weapons poses the greatest threat to the country's security. "We recognize the fact that there are Kenyans who share borders with hostile communities and disarming them will leave them prone to attacks, hence our desire to license their weapons, even though illicit," Nkaissery said. 

"The security challenges facing the country are a matter of great concern and we must do everything possible to assure them of adequate security and guarantee them of safe environment that enables business and investment to thrive," Nkaissery said. 

He told a meeting of Regional Coordinators and County Commissioners in Nairobi that voluntary disarmament will also be carried out in cattle-rustling prone areas to address the problem of small arms and illicit weapons which are fuelling cattle rustling and ethnic conflicts.

"To ensure this is done, you should start mapping out areas with proliferation of small arms and light weapons so as to launch the disarmament exercise as soon as possible," the CS told the commissioners.