In my opinion this was a massively big mistake and after 20 years, Awke was still in a wrong place with the wrong company and did not realize what his people (Somalilanders) have achieved during that era. He was living in a fantasy and an illusion, dreaming of what they were calling ‘Somalia’. He became just like that person who suddenly lost his eyesight and the rabbit was the last thing he ever saw. Then, that blind person began to judge or measure what ever he heard, from the rabbit to the elephants, and even lions.
Finally, the bomb exploded when a bureaucratic, narrow minded and so called engineer sacked him over nothing. Eventually, He lost his job due to him speaking his mind and it was a big humiliation to himself and his natural God bestowed gift, which was presenting and broadcasting as well.
After that terrible news, many people became shocked and reacted angrily towards the Somali, London based TV channel, Universal TV. On the other hand, it was something else. It can be a miracle and I told my friends: “Wait a minute gentle men, this is the punishment of his great great grand father of Ali Bayle (Karbaashkii Cali Bayleh) because our brother Mr. Awke is living in another world.” Eventually, the great presenter, Somalilander, is back home.
Like the old saying ‘east west home best’ truly applies in his situation. Now it is time to pay back to your people who have expectations of you and all Somalilanders Welcome you home warmly Mr. Awke. All in all:-‘Charity begins at home’.
Jibril Ali Akli