It is now emerging that the 11 members of parliament from the North Eastern who traveled to Somalia secretly were on a mission. The contingent arrived on Sunday and were taken for questioning by the Kenyan detectives after landing at JKIA. The MPs would later hold a joint meeting to address the public on the reason for their travel.
According to the report they issued, they went to Somalia to meet the President of the country. They reported to have only held a meeting with the Somalia president. As to why they never followed the laid down procedure from the parliament or foreign affairs ministry, they are yet to give a clear reason.
According to the MP’s, they held a brief meeting with the Somalia president. They are said to have discussed matters regarding security of the region.
Sources disclosed that Kenyan detectives had been information that the eleven were making their way to Somalia, where they were allegedly hosted by the Somalia Intelligence Services.
- Ahmed Kolosh-(Wajir West),
- Ibrahim Abdi-(Lafey),
- Rashid Kassim-(Wajir East),
- Mohamed Hire-(Lagdera),
- Omar Maalim-(Mandera East),
- Bashir Abdullahi-(Mandera North),
- Adan Haji-(Mandera West)
- Kullow Maalim-(Banisa)
- Adan Ali sheikh (Mandera South),
- Mohamed Dahir (Dadaab)
- Ahmed Bashane (Tarbaj).
Reports indicated that they traveled for an unknown mission without the permission of the Foreign Affairs ministry or National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.