My Interesting Family

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  1. Armadillo

    Armadillo GRAND Wizard of MJ SIXIR

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    My Grandfather AUN.

    In 1984, my grandfather, hoyos abo, was executed by the Kenyan Military.

    So as some of you may know, my mother is Degodi. The Degodi are one of the Somali clans that primarily live in the Somali part of Kenya (NFD) and the Somali part of Ethiopia (K5). The Degodi are not found in Somalia whatsoever, so for that reason, most Somalis are not familiar with this qabil.

    The Degodi, have a fierce, bitter hate and rivalry with another Somali qabil, the Garre. Like Degodi, the Garre also primarily live in the Somali parts of Kenya and Ethiopia, they too are hardly found in Somalia. Conflicts between these two qabil have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. Still to this day, they have deadly clashes. I believe that the war between these two Somali clans, to be the worst of the worst of the many Somali clan wars.

    Sometime in 1983, as the violence between these two clans, was getting so bad, the Kenyan government, in order to reduce the violence, they ordered both clans to hand over all of their weapons. The Garre, heeded to the Kenyan government, and gave up all of their weapons. At this point the Degodi, had yet to hand over their weapons. Rightly so, the Garre, were deeply worried about an attack from the Degodi, now that they've given up their weapons, so the Kenyan government, gave their word, that they would be protected.

    The fears that the Garre had, would come to be realised. One night the Degodi launched a massive attack on the now unarmed Garre. Hundreds were slaughtered.
    It was an outrageous, vile, cowardly, action carried out by the Degodi. Being partly Degodi myself, I am ashamed, that they did such a thing like that.

    Following the attack, a lot of criticism was aimed at the Kenyan government, for not chasing up the Degodi and get their weapons, once the Garre had given up theirs.

    Then, on the 10th of February 1984, six months after the cowardly Degodi attack on the unarmed Garre, the Kenyan military had rounded thousands of Degodi men (and boys), put them in this massive gated camp on an airfield, starved them for days, before opening fire on them.

    This was one (of the many) greatest crimes committed by the State of Kenya, against the Somalis of Northeastern Province, one that they have yet to pay for. In Sha Allah, justice will come to those killed in that massacre.

    I was deprived of a Grandfather, I never got to meet. My mother and grandmother, remember him vividly. They tell me, he was such a great guy, he was very friendly, very nice. He NEVER, EVER, engaged in any sort of tribalism. He never once lifted a gun against a Garre or any other Somali for that matter. To him, gaal'ka madow, is and was his enemy. He voluntarily left Kenya, and enlisted for the Somali Army and fought in the 1977 Ogaden War.

    In Sha Allah, I hope that my time on this Earth is beneficial and my deeds can help me enter Janah and meet my Awowe. His name was Mohamed.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagalla_massacre
     
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  2. Dalmoor

    Dalmoor Believer of his choice

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    I heard about Degodi, back when I was in Kenya.... They mostly live in Mandera, Wajir, and also Garissa.. basically they're found in N. Eastern Kenya/NFD...

    :hmm: Majority of em were in Wajir as far as I can recall
     
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  3. Armadillo

    Armadillo GRAND Wizard of MJ SIXIR

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    Yes, they are found all over NFD. Everyone is found in Garissa, though Ogaden is about 70% Of the city. Wajir is slight Degodi majority with Ogaden making up the bulk of the remainder. And Mandera is Garre Central.
     
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  4. Dalmoor

    Dalmoor Believer of his choice

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    You're right about Garissa, Ogaden being majority..

    Yeah, Garre also live there in Wajir... there are also found in Mandera too...

    The (Garre) used to fight with Degodi in areas like Mandera... Idk why tho?
     
  5. Blade1

    Blade1 Ashy Abdi pleaser

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    And you married a jareer:siilaanyolaugh:
     
  6. redpen

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    man i need to do this about my family. not many people know about the glorious alla gumar.
     
  7. GBTarmy

    GBTarmy Known to trigger b00ns

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    Thank you for always sharing interesting history and thoughts. All Somalis should know about the horrible 1984 massacre the kenyan government did, it baffles me how some can still proudly support kenyans over Somalis.
     
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