MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – The Kenyan government has called on Somali leaders solve to their problems internally to pursue political stability.
In an interview with BBC Somali Service, Adan Barre Duale, the majority leader of Kenyan Parliament has emphasised the need for unity and cooperation among Somalis to address challenges of the Horn of Africa nation.
Mr. Duale said collaboration between the federal government and its member states to solve the ongoing tensions would help the country move way forward for stability.
“I would have urged the leaders of the federal government and regional states to iron out their problems and to give consideration to the interest of the public and the nation,” said Duale.
The remarks of Duale a day after UN envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Haysom called for collaboration to solve ongoing tensions between the country’s federal and state authorities.
“We are exploring ways of bringing them together in the hope that Somalis can face down their problems together rather than going separately,” Haysom said in a statement issued by the UN Mission in Somalia on Wednesday night.
The political impasse has been continuing since September when leaders of five Somali regional states suspended relations with the federal government citing lack of political and security progress in the Horn of Africa nation.
The leaders from Jubaland, Puntland, Southwest, Galmudug and Hirshabelle regions accuse the government of interfering with regional issues, failure to implement security architecture and not fulfilling political agreements.