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Junedin Sado fled to Kenya

Postby MINILIK SALSAWI » 17 Feb 2013, 16:34

Ethiopian Civil Service Minister Junedin Sado fled to Nairobi, Kenya, with 8 of his friends. He was recently fired from his job and his wife has been arrested and faces terrorism charges.

Junedin had served and President of Oromia region, Minister of Transport and Communication, and until recently Minister of Civil Service.

Ethiopian Minister Junedin Sado seeks Asylum in Kenya

Postby MINILIK SALSAWI » 23 Feb 2013, 11:31


EthioChannel, pro regime "private" Saturday Newspaper has today reported that top ruling party official and "the Minister of Civil Service" has sought asylum in neighboring Kenya. A political scientist with a close knowledge of the former Minister that De Birhan talked to said that Junedin's family couldn't confirm the Report and that he was not contactable.

Junedin Sado's wife, Habiba Mohammed, is one of 29 people facing terrorism charges related to protests by Muslims. Junedin last year published a letter in the same newspaper defending his wife and criticizing the federal prosecutor's charges. In the letter, Mr. Junedin said that he had approached the Saudi Arabian Embassy in his personal capacity to raise money to build a mosque to fulfil the wishes expressed in the will of his late mother. The money recovered from his wife, Mr. Junedin said, was meant for the mosque and not to fund terrorist activities.

Habiba was charged in October 2012 with funneling money from the Embassy of Saudi Arabia to Islamist terror groups, at a hearing at the Ethiopian Federal High Court.

Jundein was president of the Oromia Region from 28 October 2001 until 6 October 2005. He subsequently was appointed Transport and Communication Minister, which is the office he was holding when Prime Minister Meles Zenawi moved him to the Science and Technology Ministry October 2008. Following the 2010 general election, Junedin was appointed Minister of Civil Service until November 2012 Prime Minister Hailemariam replaced him with another Minister in his Ministerial reshuffle. The Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation (OPDO), a constituent of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, the ruling coalition had also expelled him from the Organisation. It was reported that after "self criticism he was readmitted and secured his posts". He previously served as the president of the OPDO. Although the Ethiopian Parliament had the plan of "removing Junedin's immunity" it in its agenda, it was not implemented to that effect. Junedin has also been the Board Chairman of Addis Abeba University (AAU).

Junedin was one of the "most powerful" ruling Party officials who represented the regime in various international and local duties. He was also one of the few Ministers that represented the ruling Party in the Ethiopian General election debates. A close confident and loyal of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Junedin was one of the ardent critics of Ethiopian opposition and Muslim critics/protesters, sources who knows the Minister closely at the Oromia regional Council recount.
EthioChannel's cover story on Junedin

The paper also stated that it was not established how Junedin left for Kenya, so far. Some sources close to De Birhan had informed us that Junedin had absconded to Kenya with eight senior members of OPDO and colleagues. There are no details on the whereabouts of his three underage children.

Re: Junedin Sado fled to Kenya

Postby Yakume » 23 Feb 2013, 11:45

Junedin Sado should be arrested because he was assigned by Criminal Meles Zenawi to be focal person and EPRDF (Al-Woyane) special envoy to Al-Ahbash group.

Re: Junedin Sado fled to Kenya

Postby Yakume » 23 Feb 2013, 13:50

Getaneh wrote:Why to kenya? Why he didn't fled to yemen, torabora, or southern outskirts of somalia?

Very interesting point. Most of the time, non-TIGRAINs miscalculate the things and loose right direction. You see the TIGRAINs in Europe, USA and Australia, while the non-TIGRAINs are in Nairobi, Mogadishu, Yemen and Khartoum, were Woyane regime can fish easily and take them to Finfine.

Re: Junedin Sado fled to Kenya

Postby lydia » 24 Feb 2013, 17:33

Who is next ? PM Hailemarian or Bereket ?

Re: Junedin Sado fled to Kenya

Postby Ittu Aba Farda » 24 Feb 2013, 18:19

It is Déjà vu 1975-76 but this time it is heading south. It was Eritrean then and now it is persons with Oromo ethnicity. 1975-76 had shown us faces of all the Bereket's suddenly becoming rabid supporter of Shaebia and overnight convert in trashing the Derg. Hey Minnesota! Here I come and make a space for Junedin. He is that 'big gun' I and millions others were told for years. He better stop by the 'Temple' his contemporaries had done before him, Asmara. Since he left the country, his Wahabi later day saints may have no immediate use of him. Here is a man who used to be a zealot puppet of Meles and who trashed any opposition. This is a lesson for those fat [deleted] boot lickers. There is no job security in a lion's den. I also bet you that right now he is being ravaged by a withdrawal effect for his khat addiction. Poor boy!!! On the other hand, I am enjoying this whole theatrics.

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