Puzzle of top Somalia official with Kenyan ID card
SEE ALSO :Atwoli bags fouth term at agency“The issue was brought to our attention last week and we are handling it,” said Major-General (rtd) Kihalangwa, who previously served as Director of Immigration Services. The PS explained that it would be important to find out the truth. “You cannot be a Kenyan and land a sensitive job like that in another country. Another matter of concern is whether as a dual citizen, you are allowed to hold such a serious position in another country,” he said. Dual citizenship Mr Muteshi explained that his department would scrutinise Ahmed’s documents to establish how he acquired them. He, however, pointed out that most Somalis hold dual citizenship.
SEE ALSO :Agencies to push for tax harmonisation“Since he is a senior government official, we will handle the matter diplomatically with Somalia. In the investigations, we will seek to establish if he had lived in Kenya for at least for seven years to qualify for ID and passport,” explained Muteshi Ahmed has been the subject of sharp debate in a section of the Somali media, since he is also in possession of documents showing he is a Somali national. Muqdishu online, a news website, reported that the former Aljazeera reporter, turned political wheeler-dealer, recently bought a house in an upmarket estate in Nairobi. President Abdullahi heaped praise on Ahmed when he named him the Chief of Staff at Villa Somalia (State House) in June last year. “I have appointed Fahad Yassin as the General Director of State House. He is a youth, has the capability and can accomplish well his national job assigned to him. I supplicate to Allah to make easy for him this huge responsibility,” he said in a statement to the media.