Somalia:Wagosha Movement rejects Mogadishu outcome on Jubba talks

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11/11/2013( Wagosha Movement rejects Mogadishu outcome on Jubba talks
The executive committee of Wagosha Movement of Somalia has rejected and opposed the
outcome of the recent Jubba reconciliation talks held in Mogadishu.
A spokesman with the group Hamadi Chivalla in Kismayo said the Mogadishu conference
was unfair and intended to be a platform to continue the persecution of the people
in Jubbaland.
The chairman of Wagosha Movement, Eng Yarow Sharif Aden, told Wagoshanews that
warlord Ahmed Madobe, who is a refugee from Ethiopia’s Zone Five cannot represent
the people of Jubba regions.
“The Somali government has committed an absolute mistake by trying to force the
people of Jubba regions to support the illegal and one clan dominated system of
warlord Ahmed Madobe, and this will never be accepted by our people”, he said.
Mr Hussein Mohamud Musa (Bantu), a parliamentarian from Jubba regions, said the
government is forcing the people to allow the unacceptable plans of Ahmed Madobe,
and this is putting the government in a position that it can lose the confidence of
Jubba residents.
He said, though he was part of the delegation of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s
recent visit to Kismayo, he did not support the wrong approach of the government
towards Jubba reconciliation.
The leader of Wagosha Movement Eng Yarow Sharif Aden, said the shameful process in
Mogadishu and the unfair distribution of the delegates of the participants, was a
clear sign that the government and warlord Madobe are calling for fresh bloodshed
and hostility in Kismayo and the entire Jubba regions.
“The government distributed the delegates in a very weird way, as done by Ahmed
Madobe and his clan minded allies. This was not right and it will just fuel more
violence, since the innocent people have run out of tolerance’, said Eng Yarow.
The chairman has also called for a free and fair process to end the Jubba crisis by
inviting all clans at a table, so that each clan will clarify the areas it inhabits
in Jubba, instead of the current situation, where clans from outside the regions are
claiming to be the owners of the region.
Mr Yarow has also confirmed that the Wagosha Movement of Somalia has made contacts
with the Mombasa Republican Council in Kenya, (a group that stands for the rights of
the Mijikenda Swahili people in Kenya’s coastal areas).
He said the two groups share a lot since they belong to one community of Mijikenda,
that created the famous Shungwaya empire in Kismayo areas, before the colonial
powers divided the community in two parts, one living in Kenya and one in Somalia.
He insisted that the two groups share the idea of achieving their goals in peaceful
and diplomatic channels.
Mombasa Republican Council has been is struggling to achieve their rights in
peaceful manner, and has been in legal loggerheads with the Kenya’s government, led
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is indicted by the International Criminal Court ICC
over 2007-2008 election violence.
The leader of Wagosha Movement, Eng Yarow and officials in the central committee of
the group are currently visiting some European countries and North America, to lobby
for the rights of Wagosha people, who are the majority in Jubba regions.
Wagosha News Desk
Kismayo, Somalia

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