Somalia Defence ministry warns the Somali Army against mingling in Politics
Somali Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur has urged the Somali Army to discharge their duties in line with the law and avoid being used in interfering with the political process.
He warned those found mingling in politics that they will be dealt in accordance with the law.
“Legal action will be taken against those proved to be engaged in such activities,” he said.
This comes amid heightened political stand-off and tension between president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble over management of elections and graft after PM Roble was accused of building land belonging to the Somali coastguard allegations Roble had denied.
President Farmajo had last week announced he had suspended the Powers of Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble and placed security officers at his office to bar from him but after the intervention, the security was withdrawn and PM Roble was allowed to access his office.
PM Roble in an address to journalists termed the blockade as a coup attempt and ordered all security chiefs to come under him and warned against renegade of his directive.