AU slams anonymous text threats

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Image: Wafula Wamunyinyi. By AU
Wafula Wamunyinyi

The African Union has slammed the ‘spoilers’ threatening its Somalian Technical Selection Committee members via SMS and phone calls.

The Technical Selection Committee (TSC) is working to oversee the selection of members of the new parliament in Somalia.

In a statement, the AU Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) for Somalia, Honorable Wafula Wamunyinyi, noted with great concern the behaviour of “some disgruntled individuals who are desperately trying to intimidate members of the TSC by sending death threats through anonymous text messages and phone calls.”

He said: “No amount of intimidation will stop the process of ending the transition from moving forward and the criteria for selecting delegates will have to be followed.”



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