members of the Somali national assembly have strongly condemned the allied factions
that control Kismaayo town during a news conference in Mogadishu yesterday.
MPs who were: Abdiweli Mahmud Daud, Ibrahim Sahal Sigale and Zahra Ma'alin Bashir
said the allied factions were mistreating residents and urged the interim government
to implement the Arta charter particularly the article that calls for the dismantling
of clan-based militia.
also urged the government to dismantle militia groups which have imposed themselves
on the people in the Jubbada Hoose and Jubbada Dhexe regions.
said the militia groups have even denied people to work. Mr Ibrahim Jama' Howle
who is based in Mogadishu and is the spokesman of the allied factions that control
Kismaayo refused to comment on the claims made by the MPs.