August 13, 2012 ·27 Comments
Since the beginning of the civil war in Somalia in 1990ties, Jubbaland regions became the hotspot of endless clashes, genocide and all other sorts of human rights abuses committed by certain clans with the aim of conquering lands.
With the phenomena of gathering second hand information about the regions, it will always remain difficult for the international community to find a solution for Jubbaland crisis.
A good example on this matter can be seen in IGAD report regarding the clans that are found in the region. As usual those who took part in the extermination of civilians have been awarded with the title of “majority clans”, while people who are known to be living in many parts of the region garnered the title of “minority”.
Remember, the secretary general of IGAD Mahbub Moalim is a member of Kenyan Somali politicians, who have a hidden agenda of supporting a certain clan in the region.
Surprisingly, the international community, without checking these facts, it has used them as a platform to establish Jubbaland regional administration.
Some MPs who hail from the region condemned the plan and vowed to defend their people from what they termed as a new colonialism from some hostile clans.
One may wonder when a large community of Somali Bantu in Jubbaland from Lower Jubba, Middle Jubbe to Gedo regions is described as a minority, while the questionable justice of IGAD and western countries included in the last minute a small group called Harti that inhabits in an area less than a locality of Kismaayo as the majority clans of Jubbaland.
If that is not enough, when people complained about this conspiracy, IGAD sent a delegation to Mogadishu, and it had members of one of the clans that claim to be the majority in Jubbaland. The IGAD delegation came back to Nairobi with empty hands, when Jubbaland politicians in Mogadishu rejected the unfair plan backed by the western countries over Jubba.
To continue with the ill-advised plan IGAD gave a green light to Darod clans to pick up people from Eastleigh, who will then be called representatives of the clans that expressed pessimism over the injustice plan of Jubbaland.
A bogus General called Ismail Sahardid, the commander of Ogaden militants in Jubbaland, brought a man from Eastleigh called Abbas Ali Ibrahim, whom he claimed is the representative of Wagosha Bantu community of Jubbaland. Abbas does not belong to Somali Bantu. He is from Digil and Mirifle clan, but since the IGAD process is all about suppressing the innocent people of Jubbaland, Abbas is attending meetings as technical committee member.
What Abbas and the bogus General Sahardid do not know is the reality on the ground, where the Bantu people in Jubbaland are determined to ensure they are no longer maltreated in their territory and have learnt a lot from the past. This is the same process, which is going on in Mogadishu, where those given the title of “majority clans”, by the international community have the power to select elders and MPs of other clans with the blessing of the world.
Unless the international community comes up with genuine and sincere mediation process, whereby all clans are represented equally, no one will ensure that peace can prevail in Jubbaland. But if the genuine motive is to prolong the crisis and make the clans fight forever, then this is the actual plan to achieve that goal.
Elders, women, youth and even children from Wagosha community do understand that they face an enemy that will not easily understand the truth, unless they are shown the language that they understand, which is self-defense.
We, as the youth of Wagosha, have the obligation of informing our people about the danger that is being cooked in Nairobi, and elsewhere to deny our existence and basic rights in Jubbaland.
The Wagosha Youth are currently involved in translating ancient history of liberation movements in the world, including the recent ones, where people who have a very limited means afforded to confront powerful governments, armed forces with sophisticated weapons, and groups that wanted o suppress innocent people.
To die for your dignity is the most respectable death anyone would wish on this earth, and I urge all Wagosha community, wherever they are to convey the message that the enemy is coming back with the support of IGAD and international community, and that the daunting task ahead of them should be faced with solidarity.
One day the liberation will come, and your offspring will enjoy the sweet of your sacred blood, the fruits of your struggle and the real meaning of freedom and living as respected man on this earth.
God Bless Somalia, God Bless Wagosha, God help the freedom fighters of Goshaland
Muya Mahitula Chivalla
By goth Mohamed