Somalia’s prime minister has suspended the head of the country’s intelligence service. The decision was taken on Monday by the President in protest of growing disagreements between politicians in the country.
The first prime minister, Mohammed Hussein Roble, said he had told Fahad Yasin, the national investigating officer, to resign because he had failed to report on the assassination of one of the staff members.
Shortly afterwards, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed issued a statement on his side stating that the first minister’s article was in violation of the constitution. He acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Yassn’s government.
The secrecy clause shows that the misunderstanding between the president and the prime minister has gone public. It could lead to other security issues when President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed told Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble that there was a limit line he could not tolerate.
The dispute between the two authorities over the assassination of one of the staff of the National Intelligence Agency, Ikran Tahlil Farah, was resolved by the end of June this year.
The government last week accused al-Shabab of involvement in the killings, but the group denied any involvement in the killings.