Former Deputy Speaker Calls For Reopening Of Kenya-Somalia Border
It was hours ago when the interim speaker of the parliament said that they were attacked at a hotel at the airport, where the newly elected members of parliament were being sworn in in Elwak.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Intelligence agents armed with pistols have attacked a swearing-in of 16 lawmakers elected this week from El-Wak town at Decale Airport Hotel on Monday night.
The raid sparked a gunfight between the NISA agents and security guards, according to the sources. The spy officers have been arrested after they were disarmed and blindfolded.
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said he was "deeply saddened" by the NISA actions aimed at disrupting the election process in the country as he condemned last night's attack.
Roble warned police and intelligence chiefs against engaging in politics and continuing the acts that could disrupt the ongoing election which is now at the final stage following a series of delays.
Speaking on the phone to the interim Speaker of the House of the People, Roble praised the two Speakers of both Houses for their election work and encouraged them to carry out their duties.
The PM's remarks come as the interim speaker of the parliament said that they were attacked at a hotel at the airport, where the newly elected members of parliament were being sworn in.
The former Legislator said that the opening of the border will support the integration in the greater Horn of Africa, thus important for the economy of the country.