NAIROBI, Kenya- Rashid Abdi, a somali security analyst and former project manager at the International Crisis Group hinted that the federal government of Somalia is planning to isolate the Ogadens, a Somali sub-clan in Kenya for supporting Jubaland- President Ahmed Madobe.
The Ogaden sub-clan in Kenya have keenly followed Jubaland elections and supported the re-elections of Ahmed Madoobe, a win that was massively rejected by the federal government in Mogadishu, which has called the process unconstitutional.
On October, 2019, Majority Leader Aden Duale led a team of Kenyan legislators from North Eastern Kenya majorly drawn from the Ogaden sub-clan leadership to Jubaland to witness the inauguration of Ahmed Madoobe, a move that has angered the Federal government of Somalia and deeply worsened the relations of the two countries.
In what is seen as a reprisal act , the FGS is meddling in Kenya by dividing North Eastern clans and isolating Ogadens who are seen as Pro- Madoobe.
Have always called on Kenya to reduce stakes in Somalia, draw down, rebuild border defence, improve relations with NE.
FGS responded to Kenyan meddling by dividing NE on clan lines. Isolate Ogadenis, seen as pro-Madobe, groom Garre, Degodia, Ajuran.
— Rashid Abdi (@RAbdiCG) March 1, 2020
Rashid Abdi also believes that the Somali government is grooming other Somali sub-clans in Kenya like Degodia, Garre and Ajuran.
The analyst further urged the Kenyan government to reduce it’s interference in Somalia, rebuild boarder defence and improve relations with Northern Kenya.
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