Somaliland Expels a UN staff for violating the country’s code of conduct
(April/29/2012) Somaliland authorities expelled and banned U.N. staff for being involved in acts that violates the country’s religion and rooted cultural values.
According to reliable source told Berberanews website Mr. Bana Bas of Kenyan nationality who worked more than 2 years for UN-HAS spend 2 nights in custody before being debarred Somaliland authorities’.
UN-HAS a UN common service managed by the World Food Programme (WFP) that provides safe and reliable passenger and cargo air services to the entire humanitarian community including Somaliland and Somalia had been for the past few years operating in Hargeisa. Mr. Bana was stationed in South Somalia before being relocated.
Mr. Bana who earns 18000$ US a month spent his money lavishly by renting three different mansions in different parts of the city. According to Somaliland authorities’, Mr. Bana was said to have held wild parties over at one of his rented houses where he and his associates one Ethiopian national and other a Somalilander invited guests mostly young men and women.
Earlier this month (April/2012) While Mr. Bana and his associates were having one of their usual wild parties, a fight erupted between Mr. Bana and one of his friends, Mr. Bana was injured during the fight and police were called in, says Somaliland Police. Mr. Bana and his Ethiopian and Somaliland friend were arrested on the spot.
After spending 2 days and 2 nights behind bars, Mr. Bana was released to the United Nations under conditions that he leaves the country and banned from ever entering and/or working in Somaliland again. Under harsh conditions and embarrassment to the UN, Mr. Bana was fired from his position as a UN staff and was immediately flown back to Nairobi, Kenya.
Somaliland authorities’ assured to all International staff operating in the country that they are being extra vigilant on their activities and those despicable and insulting acts and/or behaviors intended to damage the cultural and religious believe of Somaliland citizens, will not be tolerated hence shall be dealt with swiftly and accordingly.
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Reported by Goth Mohamed, Somalilandpress, Hargeisa