Kenyan Newspaper editor joked on Somalis in Nairobi, Kenya, 2005.

I have been keeping this newspaper cartoon clip safely since 2005. What is your takeaway from this cartoon?

Let me give you a description of the Standard Newspaper Cartoon. People fighting at top are the TFG members of Parliament. President KIBAKI is sending AYA off, saying Nairobi can’t handle two local heads of State and AYA has to go.

AYA isn’t sure which way he could head to: Jowhar, Djibouti or Addis Ababa. It was in 2005.

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Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at:

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