Salad Gabeyre Kediye Was a Brigadier General In The Somali Military And A Revolutionary
Banaadir Weyne (The Great Banadir)
In late 1969, following the assassination of Somalia's then president, Dr. Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, a military government assumed power in a bloodless coup d'état led by Brigadier General Salad Gabeyre Kediye, Major General Siad Barre and Chief of Police Major General Jama Ali Korshel.
Brigadier General Gabeyre was subsequently named the "Father of the Revolution", and Major General Barre became the Head of the Supreme Revolutionary Council.
A power struggle eventually ensued, and in 1972, Brigadier General Gabeyre himself along with Major General Mohamed Ainanshe Guleid and Lt. Colonel Abdulkadir Dhel Abdulle was condemned to death by firing squad by the then new regime in Somalia.
However, the present Prime Minister of Somalia Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmaggio' appointed Brigadier General Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Dini who is closed relative of him as Somali Army Chief on the 29th of March, 2011. Thus, the questions are: how can the present Somali Prime Minister Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi appoint General Dini who is close relative of him as Somalia's Army Chief? Secondly, why can't the President of Somalia Mr.Sharif Sheikh Ahmed stop the wrong-doings of such Prime Minister 'Mr. Formaggio'?