Tuesday, September 24, 2013


This is the Interview I gave to Radio France International about the situation of Somalis in Kenya. RFI's English service, which goes out between 6am-10am Paris time.Nairobi is on 89.9 FM (between 7am-11am).



In other news, Two or three young American men and a British woman were among the group of attackers who stormed a Nairobi mall killing more than 60 people, Kenya's top diplomat has said.
Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed, interviewed by US public broadcaster PBS, was asked about reports Americans and Britons were among those to blame for the carnage.

"Yes," Mohamed said. "From the information that we have, two or three Americans, and I think so far I have heard of one Brit." The Briton was a woman, Mohamed said. 

She was talking about this...The Kenyan foreign minister added that the country was unapologetic about their relationship with Israel. 

“We are not going to apologise for being friends with Israel and other nations,” said Amina Mohammed.

Meanwhile Kenyans of goodwill continue donating foodstuffs and toiletries to security agents, volunteers and journalists who have been camping at the scene for the past three days. On Monday evening members of the Eastleigh Business community brought a truck load of the necessities to all individuals at Westgate, who are monitoring the situation.

The Kenya Somali Community also contributed and are assisting in Blood donations and helping the Volunteers at the Nairobi's Westgate Mall. Eastleigh is a major commercial hub in Nairobi, with the area transacting billions of shillings in business every year. However, the recent phase of terrorist attacks, as well as the general insecurity prevailing there, has led business and community leaders there to demand action to stem the worrying trend. 
“We have come here to give all the people here because of the work that they are doing. And we want to show them that they have our support,” said the Community Chairman .

Previously, The Eastleigh MP, Kamukunji Member of Parliament Yusuf Hassan, a Kenyan Somali, was injured in an attack that killed two people in Eastleigh last December. The MP was holding a discussion with his constituents after evening prayers at Hidaya Mosque when a man hurled a grenade at them, injuring nine people. 

Mr Hassan suffered a fractured leg and now uses a wheelchair.