Somalia Marks 62 Years of Independence Amid deep divisions and Challenges
Kulane is one of the NISA officials accused last year of killing Ikran Tahlil, a female intelligence agent whose abduction and subsequent murder shook the country during the electioneering period and power struggle.
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.
Wuxuu bixiyay wareysi gaar ah, oo uga danleeyahay sida dad badan aaminsan yihiin inuu isaga bari-yeelo eedeymaha culus ee isaga loo jeediyay, una weeciyo dhanka isaga kasoo horjeeda.
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.
The Somali-Canadian military colonel replaces Abbas Yaqub, a close ally of former NISA director Fahad Yasin who was fired last year by PM Roble for his role in a high-profile assassination of Ikran Tahlil Farah.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is not new to the presidency. He ruled the country between 2012 and 2017 and regained power from his successor Farmajo after emerging as the winner of the May 15 election.
NISA has been a tool for the former immediate president Farmajo to silence his critics and the independent media houses in Mogadishu.
He is also considered one of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's closest political allies. Salad will lead the US-funded National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA].
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.
Tan iyo markii lasoo xiray 2018, Roobow ayaa loo diiday in qoyskiisa iyo eheladiisa ay kusoo booqdaan Xabsi guriga uu ku jiro oo NISA maamusho.
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.