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The ongoing Senate election saw fraud and vote-rigging in what could lead the country to post-election violence, says the candidates.
On Monday night, Farmajo deployed hundreds of Haram’ad police to the main roads in Mogadishu in a bid to bar the PM from leaving the country to Kenya for an official visit on Uhuru’s invitation.
The incumbent has faced a big challenge after extending his term illegally by two more years early this year.
They have greatly welcomed the move by PM Roble to sack the deputy NISA boss Abdullahi Kulane and airport intelligence commander on Friday.
Farmajo and his Intelligence chief Fahad Yasin are being accused of derailing the electoral process in an attempt to rig the votes.
The outgoing president plotted a coup to stay in power beyond his 4-year mandate that ended in February 2021.
The outgoing Somali president lost the trust and support of the people of Somalia during his presidency.
The outgoing president Farmajo won the 2017 election after receiving millions of US dollars from Qatar through Fahad Yasin, a former Al Jazeera journalist currently serving as spy head.
Mohamud who served in office 2012-2016 escaped unhurt from fire by security forces at a checkpoint on his motorcade near the Benadir regional court complex in the ancient Hamarweyne district.
The current Somali government, whose mandate ended, came to power with the expectations of massive reforms in institutional and development settings. President Farmajo completed his term in office without paving the way for consensus-based elections; instead, he messed up the growing Somali institutions and the trust-building processes.
The media workers were threatened and intimidated at gunpoint, denied access to the information and sometimes their equipment was confiscated on daily incidences by Somali security forces in Mogadishu.
The situation has returned to normal on Monday despite fears that the battle could restart at any time, and there are growing calls for calm from the international community and local elders, and civil society.