Published On: Sat, Dec 24th, 2016

Minister Abdirashid Hidig accused of food aid theft

The state minister for interior Abdirashid Mohamed Hidig, has been accused of food aid corruption as the horn of Africa country is facing drought and famine.

Ahmed Bulle Mohamed, the governor of Gedo region said the state minister who is now a member of the new parliament was  responsible for the diversion of food aid meant for famine victims in his region.

“Abdirashid Hidig has diverted tones of food from the international humanitarian agencies and sold it in black market in Kismayo city, the capital of Jubbaland,” Mohamed said.

He said Hidig has stolen tonnes of food aid arrived in Kismayo from across the world and intended for the drought victims in Gedo region.

Abdirashid Moallim Gaas, a senior military officer in Kismayo said Abdirashid Hidig has made a widespread corruption and theft of masses of food meant for famine victims.

He said the state minister has played a role in a massive killing in Kismayo by Ras Kamboni militia led by current Jubbaland president Ahmed Madobe and Kenyan military forces in 2013.

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