Published On: Thu, Dec 24th, 2009

Kenyan Deputy Speaker addresses Somaliland parliament

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Kenya’s Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Farah Maalim insisted his country was ready to firmly support Somaliland’s democraticisation process and stability in a historic gathering of Somaliland’s two champers on Friday morning.

Mr Maalim, who arrived in Hargeisa on Tuesday with a delegation of seven, praised the country for the progress and stability it has achieved without international support.

He spoke highly of Somaliland’s own competence to resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue and urged them to stay on one track for clean and peaceful elections. He also discreetly warned them that some Western powers and policies that claim to be ‘experts’ could interfere with their democracy values and could sabotage the elections unless they remain vigilant about the risks of foreign hands and influence.

“As you are aware what happened in Kenya from end of 2007 until 2008, the international mediators consisting of Western officials would come to us and praise us, they would say we were right, then they go to the opposing camp and tell them the same – they were working on our downfall, our two leaders released and agreed to resolve differences,” Mr Maalim told Somaliland parliament. Refering to Kenya’s election dispute which rapidly deteriorated into a cycle of ethnic battles and revenge killings that left more than 1000 dead.
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On the recognition subject, Mr Maalim said he was not in a position to express an opinion on such issue but his government had the right channels to address it. He added Mogadishu was practically powerless to change the course of events and has no justification to refuse Somaliland independence.

Finally, he said that he would deliver a goodwill message and the facts on the ground in Somaliland to his government back in Nairobi.

Mr Maalim is the first high-ranking Kenyan official to address the Somaliland assembly.

Somalilandpress

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  1. Yonis says:

    It's true Somaliland needs to be aware of Western thugs who claim to known how to do things, their main purpose is to create instability, let's have our election in our traditional way, let's not take aid from them.

    They don't like Africans progressing, it kills them and will do any thing within their powers to derail. Some Africans are ignorant and think Westerns are their friends. I dont know why they brought back Interpeace.

  2. shankarooni says:

    Farah Maalim
    May Allah bless you…
    Always you been a friend of somaliland :)

  3. Abdi says:

    Farah Mallem is real pure Somali blood due he is a Kenyen in colony Somalian cake partation,Hon.Farah told the fact in Somaliland while our Somals like south and Djabouti are dieing and very sad when they heard something good for SLD.

  4. Abdihakeem Duale says:

    My friends, it was Interpeace this past year who stated that it was not possible for the large number of people from Puntland clans to live in Sanaag. It was the Government of Somaliland led by King Dahir the First who said that the native inhabitants of Sanaag Somaliland were in the minority (a blatant lie that was disproven by a neutral third party from the West). It was because of King Dahir that this summer the noble people of Ceerigaabo showed everyone who owns Sanaag – neither Dahir Riyale nor Puntland, but the family who has been guarding the tomb of Sheikh Issaq and the rest of our forefathers as well as the tombs of Shiekh Isse and Shiekh Gudabursi.
    Interpeace, UNLIKE THE UN OR WORLD VISION, or some Somalilanders who claim to help Somaliland, but really just steal.

  5. NUURADIIN says:

    SOMALI LAND IS COUNTRY WHICH REALLY ELIGIBILITY FOR COME THE DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE KENYA WHICH REALLY SHOW WHIM WHO SOMALI LAND REACH PEACE AND DEMOCRACY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR ACTIVITIES WHICH MAKES TO SEE HOW SOMALI LAND IS REALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE SOMALIA AND THAT ARGUMENT IS REALLY IS ONE MAKES SENSE FOR DEPUTY HOW SOMALI LAND IS

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