Former Deputy Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly Farah Maalim has alleged that the US is secretly mining and exporting minerals from Somalia.
In a tweet the Kenyan politician who is a regular commentator on Somalia and Horn of Africa issues fell short of naming the minerals he alleges to be secretly exported.
” Every night at around 3 o’clock in the morning heavy American military transport planes shuttle between Mogadishu Int. Airport & Balidogle airport under cover of darkness &secrecy to unknown destinations. 40ft containers are also moved from Buur Hakaba& Barawa. Stealing minerals!” Farah Maalim tweeted.
“What minerals Farah? Is that something only Americans can extract? More details and evidence is needed before you throw around empty claims” Mohamed Osman challenged the Kenyan politician.
Source: Dalsan Radio