Can Somalia’s new PM deliver on reform promises?
Fahad was kicked out of the spy agency by PM Roble in September 2021 after the family of Ikran Tahlil sued him in the military court along with the other three top intelligence officials alleged behind the murder.
NISA's reputation has been damaged by allegations of being infiltrated by Al-Shabaab militants who held senior positions during Fahad Yasin's leadership.
Fahad was accused of being the mastermind of the murder of Ikran Tahlil, a senior NISA female officer who worked as the agency's cybersecurity head.
NISA has been a tool for the former immediate president Farmajo to silence his critics and the independent media houses in Mogadishu.
A UN report revealed that the youths recruited by Fahad and lured with fake work in Qatar were killed in the Tigray conflict last year while fighting along with Ethiopian and Eritrea forces against the TPLF rebels.
Both Yasin Farey, who replaced Fahad after he was dismissed by PM Roble in September last year over the murder case and Abdullahi Kulane has joined the new parliament to escape from prosecution.
In a statement, the supreme court announced it has no jurisdiction over complaints from administrative election decisions related to the Indirect Elections in the country which are based on political agreement.
Fahad, who is now the outgoing president’s national security advisor, filed a lawsuit in court early this month after the election body FEIT nullified his election victory over what it termed irregularities.
Nasri served two months in the NISA jail in 2019, where he faced torture as a result of his rejection to carry out a plot by Villa Somalia to assassinate Jubaland president Ahmed Madobe.
The sources add that the attackers were former Al-Shabaab defectors, including two who surrendered to the government in 2016, one year prior to Farmajo’s election, and the two others who gave up last year.
Ikran Tahlil, has been working under Fahad Yasin and his deputy Abdullahi Kulane during her time in NISA since 2017. She has had sensitive information about thousands of youths secretly sent to Eritrea for covert training 2019-2020.
Yasin, who is Qatar’s man in Somalia travels frequently to Doha as he tries to continue his influence in Mogadishu. He is currently serving as national security advisor to Farmajo.