Somaliland: A right response to Mohamed Kahin’s cover up

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Dahabshiil’s popular role is to pay clan leaders to silence people’s uprise when people feel the pain of the corruption, hunger and poverty. The pre-paid suldans, then go to TV stations and silence their people pointing finger at unjustified enemies at the gates of Somaliland.

I am writing in response to Mohamed Kahin’s claims, xabaalo wadareedyada la helay may ahayn mid Somaliyeed ee waa wax cid gaar ah loogu talo-galay” released on Boramanews, October 18,2012,

To start, Kahin’s callous call mean nothing, but only a renewal of the old cover up ruling gang strategies. The aim is to turn the people’s attention to somwhere from the fast growing Habarjeclo daynasty by beating the fake old drums....enemies, tribes, we....we...are the only. Here are only a few:

- Habarjeclo warlords transfer millions of dollars to overseas banks by imposing fake Somaliland shilling in the local money markets.

- Almost all private profitable financial institutions are exclusively for the Siilaanyo team, in Hargeisa, Berbera, Burao and surprisingly Tugwajale, far away.

- All international aided public ( governental) projects go under the direct supervision of the presidency, Siilaanyo and his close associates.

- Hirsi is the only man who has the power to pocket hundreds of thounds of dollars from Berbera port authourities. He distributes to further their maintain power.

- Dahabshiil’s popular role is to pay clan leaders to silence people’s uprise when people feel the pain of the corruption, hunger and poverty. The pre-paid suldans, then go to TV stations and silence their people pointing finger at unjustified enemies at the gates of Somaliland. The common voices repeat how this peace was reached (sidii nabaddna lagu keenay). Where is peace when people live as destitues in their own country? Peace means,peace of mind,health, education, jobs and justice for all. See WHO report, www.who.int/mental_health/somaliland
- The average income of Somaliland administration employee is less one dollar a day and the majority of families live below the proverty line.
Kahin is blaming a dead man and a dead administration. Somalis have come through a long journey of troubles and wars and many of us including Mohamed Kahin were part of that.
Mohamed Kahin was one of the commanders of SNM and now member in the corrupt administration of Silaanyo. He and many others were those who massacred the innocent civilians of Awdal people. The death, the rape and the destruction of Awdal populations by Mohamed kahin and his SNM henchmen are long forgiven in the so-called peace and reconciliation conference in Borama in 1993.

Awadalins relieved men like Mohamed kahin, Muse Biixi and Siilaanyo himself. If these men have any human morals,values and reasoning, they should not have raised these issues today but, instead, lived in the demons of shame and guilt. To the surprise of many, they continue to blame the dead leaders and the dead administration of Siyad Barre. That attitude is non-Muslim, inhuman, arrogant, ignorant and unhealthy. Only insane people seek revenge from the deceased and blame bones in graves.

Many great men in our modern age prescribed forgiveness as strength, moral, healthy and wisdom while they warned against unforgiving and resentment as poison, weak, immoral and madness. Here are some of their quotes:
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.-- Mahatma Gandhi
Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.—Nelson Mandela when asked why he was not resentful for his imprisonment
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Samuel Johnson
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies
--Voltaire
A mature good person has the capacity to absorb the offenses and weaknesses of others, not just demand they perform up to the code of ideals. --Stephen Crosby
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.—Joseph Kane
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. --Cherie Carter-Scott
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.--George Herbert
The true irony here is that, in the eyes of many people, the shamed living like Mr. Kahin are cursing other likes who exist as bones in the sand when the two shared the same crime. But only in different commands. One by rebel militia name and the other by the name of a government. Can that make a difference? NO. Not all. Kahin called himself Mujahid
After so much suffering in a quarter of a century, Somali leaders were supposed to make their endeavor to a qualitrative difference to society, by reawakening the spirit of solidarity and brotherhood on the basis of a common humanity. That would have brought the people together as one collective soul with life for all.
Commander Kahin and his team could have a better life and out of the dirts but the question is, did they ever tried a way out?. That requires real sacrifices and courage. Do they have the courage to be strong, wise and out of the murky way? For sure this is not working and there is a better way for the people of that region.
Osman Elmi [email protected]

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