Moi: Soomaaliya oo Midaysan waxay soo noolayn doontaa Sheegashadoodii
Dhulka - September 2003
September 19, 2003: Madaxweynahii hore ee Kenya Moi oo hadal ka jeediyay
Jaamacadda American Defence University ee Washington DC ee dalka Maraykanka ayaa
sheegay in "dib u dhaca nabadaynta Soomaaliya in ay salka ku hayso shakiga ay
dalalka gobolku ka qabaan Soomaaliya oo midaysan in ay sii wadi doonto 'riyada
Moi waxa uu intaas ku daray in qaar "dalalka deriska la ah Soomaaliya ay ka
cabsi qabeen Soomaaliya oo dib-u-midowda oo barwaaqo ah ay dib u soo noolayn
karto sheegashadoodii dhulka."
Waxana uu xusay in markii ay xornimada heshay Jamhuuriyaddii Soomaaliya ay
sheegatay qayb ka mid ah Jabuuti, Kenya iyo Ethiopia, ayn aku xejisay dagaal
hubaysan si ay u xaqiijiso fikirkan.
Daniel Toroitich arap Moi waxa uu madaxweyne ka ahaa Kenya muddo 24
sano ah intii u dhaxaysay August 22, 1978 – December 30, 2002.
Friday, September 19, 2003
Moi guest speaker at American university
Former President Moi said one of the drawbacks in the Somalia peace process
was the regional suspicion that a united Somalia might pursue its "expansionist
Speaking in Washington, Moi said some of the countries neighbouring Somalia,
feared that a re-united and prosperous Somalia might resurrect its early
He recalled that at independence, the Somalia Republic was claiming parts of
Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia and consequently initiated armed conflicts to try
and realise this idea.
Mr Moi was the guest speaker at the American Defence University in Washington
DC, United States. Regarding Sudan, the former President pointed out that the
bitter disagreements and conflicts between the predominantly Islamic and Arabic
North and the Christian South began soon after independence in 1956.
He told the audience that the Inter-governmental Authority on Development
(Igad)under his chairmanship, had worked hard to mediate, resulting in the
signing of the Declaration of Principles. Moi said despite many subsequent
meetings, a final agreement has not been reached so far.
However, he said prospects for peace looked bright. The former Head of State
thanked the US in particular and the international community for their
contribution to the peace processes.
Moi cautioned that unstable countries without organised and functional
systems, are fertile grounds for terrorism.
On the East African Community, Mr Moi told his hosts that by November this
year, the three-member states hoped to sign a customs union to integrate their
economies. "It is the dream of East Africans that after integrating their
economies, negotiations will begin for an East African Federation, which will
ultimately take in Rwanda and Burundi," he said.
Mr Moi thanked the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mr
Walter Kansteiner and former US Ambassador to Kenya, Mr Johnnie Carson for their
facilitation of his visit to the US. Moi had earlier held lengthy discussions
with Mr Kansteiner at the State Department headquarters. The National Defence
University educates military and civilian leaders on national security strategy,
joint and multi-national operations and resource management. Ambassador Carson
joined the University as Senior Vice-President last month upon his return from
Kenya where he served as US ambassador from August 1999. Moi also held talks
with Ambassador John Lange, deputy co-ordinator of the global Aids Planning Task
Elsewhere, Moi said Kabarak University in Nakuru, was planning to establish a
faculty of Strategic Studies and Conflict Resolution.
He noted that the real causes of conflicts in Africa, whether ethnic,
political or economic, must be fully understood if they were to be addressed
Source: East African Standard, 2003