In order for there to be a meaningful political development and a relative economic growth, it is a logical approach to ensure a somehow relative peace and stability throughout Somalia. In other words, the development agenda or the plan in any society or country is more likely to be successfully implemented if thereis a stable atmosphere devoid of dangers and political rancor.
And on this progressive intuition, this is the neediest time to talk or to write honestly & transparently about the political thuggery phenomenon which injures severely this relative stability, to guide our political development and economic growth in an intelligent way and to determine unanimously our common destiny So, let us first know what does political thuggery mean? What are the causes of political thuggery? What will be the effects of political thuggery? Are there some vivid activities related to this problem that can be found in Somali politicians’behaviors at all levels (federal, state, and municipal).
What does political thuggery mean?
First and foremost, let us clarify what does political thuggery mean? The term is composed of two words political & thuggery. The word ‘political’ indicates something relates to the politics, to the government, or public affairs of a country, while the word ‘thuggery’ denotes a violent behavior, especially of a criminal nature. The word is hence clothed with criminal flavor and is thus related with all its negative synonyms such as savagery, brutal acts, bullying, hooliganism, gangsterism, assassinations, professional killers, criminal, troublemakers. Notwithstanding, the ‘political thuggery’ this will clearly indicate an act of thuggery in connection to the political process. Hence, political thuggery can be defined as any act of terrorizing, viciousness, violence, hooliganism, assassins, gangsterism, whether it leads to death or not, intended to pose a danger or scale political opposition or perceived political opponents before, amid or after elections and aimed at attaining an undue political result or undue influence.
Thus, the political thug exercises can be as follows.
The causes of the political thuggery:
The effects of political thuggery:
Some Examples of Political Thuggery in Somalia:
Nowadays, at its federal, state, and municipal levels, the Somali government are imbued with some – if not all – traits of political bullying in some of its aspects of political activities. Simply, all the followings are really the prime examples of a type of political thuggery:
All these considerations, political thuggery includes the behavior of mastery or domination, and marginalization of specific segments, discriminating of certain bunches, or special ethnic people in the acquisition and sharing political positions, rigging of elections, abusing power, and manipulating of political process, and the electoral mechanics and its technicalities in favor or against certain bunches, areas, or people.
Name: Mohamed Yusuf Ali
Master degree: International Relations