Amb. Nicholas Kay gets hands full after an unthoughtful tweet on postponement of ROS elections


Ambassador Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) made an unthoughtful remark on the decision that the Republic of Somalilnad’s House of Elders (Guurti) reached on extension of term on current tenures of government and the parliament.

Ambassador Kay forgot that Somaliland affairs concerned Somalilanders, first. Secondly, that an additional 4 months to the term agreed upon by Kulmiye and UCID did not warrant the fuss he and the EU envoy, d’Urso, were making to egg on political militants in Somaliland to greater follies.

The Ambassador’s comment above started a barrage of tweets that, if analyzed properly, tells the world that Somaliland was never short of patriots to come to its defense at all times. Not only do the tweets send a clear, unmistakable message to Kay, but they flag Somalilanders’ popular view on the extension of term made and their proud ownership of Somaliland’s right as a sovereign nation.

A sample of responses is copied below.








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