Somalia’s political divisions widen as a result of the espionage case


Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo reduced some of the prime minister’s authority amid escalating tensions between him and his rival.

“Taking irresponsible measures that might lead to a political and security catastrophe,” he charged Mohamed Hussein Roble of doing.

Mr Roble, on the other hand, said that he would not comply with the order, claiming that it was unlawful.

Fears of a violent clash on the streets of the city are being stoked by the debate, which is being fueled by the strange disappearance of a female spy.

Ikran Tahlil, 25, was last spotted leaving his house in an official car at the end of June.

The government stated that al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda offshoot that has been fighting a violent war in Somalia and still controls many rural regions of the nation, had kidnapped and killed Ms. Tahlil.

Al-Shabab, on the other hand, disputed the allegations. When it kills government operatives, it usually makes a statement.

Fahad Yasin, the chief of the intelligence service, was suspended after the prime minister accused him of disobeying an order to report on what had happened to the spy within 48 hours.

As a result of the president’s intervention, Prime Minister Yasin was immediately reinstated after claiming no power to do so.

The president also disagreed with the prime minister’s choice to fire the security minister.

To find out what happened to Ms Tahlil, President Obama set up an investigation committee. But her mother Qali Mohamud rebuffed the commission, stating she preferred a military court look into the case.

The president’s administration announced in a statement on Thursday that the prime minister’s powers had been revoked until elections were held in Somalia.

Indirect parliamentary elections will be held in this nation on the Horn of Africa between October 1 and November 25, according to the election schedule.

A few hours later, Mr. Roble said that he would reject the “illegal” judgment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a statement in which he reminded President Barack Obama to respect constitutional principles of the separation of powers among government institutions.