HARGEISA – One of Somaliland’s most-liked parliamentarians, who was well-known for his charisma, outspokenness, and for his recent-bid for the Speakership of Somaliland’s lower house, passed away in India last Tuesday (Sep 26).
Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamoud Talyanle, who was a member of Parliament for Sanaag region, died in India on Tuesday night due to an undisclosed illness.
Talyanle’s body was brought back to Somaliland on Friday morning (Sep 29). A state burial was held in honor of his service to the country hours later at the Naaso Hablood cemetery.
Thousands of Somalilanders, including H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo, leaders of the three parties and senior government officials attended the burial.
Talyanle became an MP in 2008, after he was selected to fill the position of Sanaag MP Yusuf Aw Mohamed Ali Tuke following Tuke’s sudden death.
During his term as MP, Talyanle also served as the third vice-chairman of Somaliland’s ruling political party, Kulmiye.
Talyanle left Kulmiye in 2016 after he and several other party members had a fallout with current-Kulmiye party chairman and presidential candidate, Musa Bihi Abdi.
President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo, and the presidential candidate of Somaliland’s three political parties, Kulmiye, Waddani and UCID have all sent their public condolences to Talyanle’s friends and family following the news of his death on Tuesday evening.
The National would also like to send their deepest condolences to Talyanle’s friends and family, and to the people of Somaliland. May the Almighty have mercy on his soul.