The President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, has cut the powers of Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.
The directive that includes not hiring and firing officials came by after the latest power struggle between the two leaders.
“The prime minister has violated the transitional constitution, so his executive powers are withdrawn … especially his powers to remove and to appoint officials until the election is completed,” read a statement from the president’s office.
Farmajo accused the prime minister of making hasty decisions and not having good working relations with the president’s office.
This comes a week after Roble suspended the country’s intelligence chief, accusing him of failing to investigate what happened to the agent, Ikran Tahlil Farah.
Citing Articles 87 and 90 of Somalia’s provisional constitution, Farmajo said Roble, who also served as chief minister, contravened the constitution.
There has been no immediate comment from Roble.
By Everlyne Bosibori