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KNT KUNAMA KOSHERA KIDABBU OKALINANGKI OSAKOLOME KUNAME KITTITE KOTADA/KOTULA

 

GERMANO NATIGermano Nati

A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MR. MISHSHO GERMANO NATI (Died March 17, 2008); in the prison-cell of the PFDJ's regime of Ato Isaias Afwerki.  A SUMMARY OF THE LATE MR. MISHSHO GERMANO NATI'S  CURRICULUM VITAE The VKP/KAM: ( August 6, 2009).

The late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati initiated his pre-and-elementary schooling in the Catholic Mission school of Ebarň in 1957/58. He then attended the middle secondary school, from 1963 to 1966, St. Francis of Assisi School in Massawa.

From 1966 to 1971, he studied Accounting at the Vittorio Bottego Institute in Asmara .

From 1971 to 1976, he worked for Barattolo Cotton Company at SIA (Societá Imprese Africane) in Ali Gidir.

In 1976, he was arrested, accused of supporting the ELF (Eritrean Liberation Front), and sent to the Sembel prison in Asmara , together with another Kunama by the name of Giacomo Anja.

In the same year, 1976, the ELF (Eritrean Liberation Front) stormed the Sembel prison and freed all the prisoners.

There were four Kunama people:

Fait Tingga Longgi, Germano Nati, Giacom Anja and Osman Dalab.

The ELF gave the freed prisoners the choice either to follow it in the struggle for the Eritrean independence or to decide to return to their own native regions.

Fait Tingga Longgi, Giacomo Anja, and Osman Dalab went back home whereas the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati chose to follow the Liberation Movement and joined the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF).

After about 4 years,Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati, the late Mr. Osea Dumam Shabbi and Ms Dahab Fait Tingga were sent to Kassala (The Sudan) to mobilise the Kunama residents there and those frequenting the market places of Kassala.

After the expulsion of the ELF by the EPLF forces in the 1980s, Mishsho Germano Nati was sent to Dokinbia ( Eritrea ), to mobilise the Kunama people to get to know the EPLF, which politics and political message they had never heard of. The western lowland of Eritrea had only known and supported the ELF.

Not so long after, Dahab Fait Tingga and the late Mr. Osea Dumam Shabbi too were transferred to Dokinbia to support Mishsho Germano Nati. These three were involved in the instruction of the Kunama people in the Shabia political doctrines. 

Already at that time, the conflict between some members of the Eritrean-Tigrian and the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati, who could not see and stand the injustices being carried out by Shabia's regime on the Kunama people, became evident. In order to render the life of the Kunama people still more difficult, the Shabia's regime had formed a group of bandits, from within its own forces, who would raid the Kunama live-stock, take it to The Sudan and sell it in the market places of Kassala. Mr. Mishsho Germano got aware of the tricks of the Shabia's regime and tried to protect the Kunama as they reported to him that the “Dala” (Eritrean Tigrians) kept raiding their live-stock”. To verify their claims, the Kunama travelled to Kassala and found a lot of their cattle being traded in the market.

Beginning already in those days, the Shabia had used all kinds of strategies to oppress, make the Kunama people suffer and abandon their native territory.

In order to have a free hand, the Shabia had to eliminate either the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati or the late Mr. Osea Dumam.

It happened that, one day, the bandits, as usual, had raided the Kunama cattle from the southern parts of Dokinbia and, expecting the intervention of the Kunama, among them either the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati or the late Mr. Osea Dumam, they had occupied strategic positions to challenge them. The late Mr. Osea Dumam happened to be among the Kunama and the first bullet shot by the bandits hit him deadly. The bandits then fled. Many eye-witnesses confirmed that the late Mr. Osea Dumam’s death had been deliberately planned and carried out by the Shabia themselves. Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati was left alone, but through his courage and tenacity he managed to protect the Kunama till independence. The Shabia however had always tried to eliminate Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati too.

After independence, the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati was appointed the governor of the Kunama Land with seat in Barentu (Biara). At his side were also Ibrahim Mr. Ibrahim Totil and Mr. Salvatore Nati Ibrahim.

The Shabia's strategy had soon begun to create intrigues and conflicts among the Kunama people themselves. Mr. Ibrahim Totil and Mr. Nati Ibrahim rose against the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati. After 4 years of continuous struggle to defend and protect the rights of the Kunama people, a clique of ill-intentioned individuals from the Shabia leadership led by the worst enemy of the Kunama people, Al Said Mustafa Nur-Hussein, had managed to isolate, denigrate and depose the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati from the post of the governorship of the Kunama Land. Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati refused to work under Mustafa Nur-Hussein, because, specifically, Al Said Mustafa Nurhussein was one who was, not only brutally oppressing the Kunama people, but also searching in the worst and possible manners, to get rid of the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati declined all other posts offered him by the Shabia and chose to live in Barentu as an ordinary citizen. His presence in Barentu however was of a great disturbance to the Shabia in general and and to Al Said Mustafa Nurhussein in particular.

After many years, Ato Isaias Afwerki called up the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati, appointed him as governor and sent him to the Afar Land , though he neither spoke nor understood the Afari language. Not yet happy with the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati's presence in Eritrea, the Shabia's regime sent him to England, with the excuse of offering him a chance to learn the English language, but deep down hoping that he would not return to Eritrea. During his absence, As Said Mustafa Nur-Hussein could do whatever he liked to ill-treat the Kunama people. As soon as the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati returned from England , he went down to Barentu to visit his family-members and the Kunama immediately reported to him that Al Said Mustafa Nurhussein was committing too many injustices against them. Returning back to Asmara on his way to Assab, he presented himself to Ato Isaias Afwerki and told him of the difficulties the Kunama people were facing under the administration of Al Said Mustafa Nur-Hussein. Ato Isaias Afwerki was reported to have retorted that, only he (Germano) was often complaining on behalf of the Kunama, but not the Kunama people themselves. With that response, Ato Isaias Afwerki had clearly demonstrated his categorical refusal to consider the late Mr. Miashsho Germano Nati’s appeal on behalf of his Kunama ethnic group.

Ato Isaias Afwerki and his PFDJ regime's comrades had always kept some distance from the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati because of his sincere concerns for the welfare and well-being of his Kunama people.

In September 2001, the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati was detained, together with the members of the G-11 and thrown into jail for supporting to promote democracy and the legitimate democratic rights of the Eritrean people.

As reported and confirmed by www.Asenna.com, on August 3, 2009,

“NAME OF DETAINEE: JERMANO NATTI

DATE DETAINED: 18-09-2001

DETENTION CODE: 250-251-525

DATE OF DEATH: 17-03-2008

REASON OF DEATH: CHRONIC ILLNESS:

REMARKS: HE HAD URETHRA PROBLEMS. EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOT MENTIONED IT BEFORE HIS DEATH, THE RESULT OF THE AUTOPSY CONCLUSIVELY SHOWS THAT HE WAS SUFFERING FROM BLADDER AND KIDNEY INFECTIONS AS A RESULT OF WHICH HE DIED.

NAME OF OFFICER IN CHARGE: L. COLONEL ISSACK ARAYA

SIGNED: 18-03-2008”.

EDITORIAL NOTES:

1.- After elevating its prayers to the Almighty God that give eternal and peaceful rest to the soul of our fellow-Kunama ethnic-group's member, the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati, the team of the Voice of the Kunama People/Kunama Agara Mena (VKP/KAM), in the name of its Kunama people and in its own name, very officially accuses the PFDJ's regime of Ato Isaias Afwerki to assume the full responsibility of having very cruelly and cynically subjected the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati, to inhumane suffering and methodically murdered him.

2.- We Kunama retain Al-Said Mustafa-Nur-Hussein to have been the prime architect of the ethnic-cleansing activities against the Kunama people, which have today reached their highest level and are being committed in very open and numerous manner.

3.- We accuse Al-Said Mustafa Nur-Hussein of having been the implacable enemy of the late Mr. Mishsho Germano Nati and grudged him his being a Kunama ethnic-group's member, hated, persecuted and eventually masterminded his expulsion from his own native and ancestral Kunama Land and, in the end, led him into facing the most cruel kinds of deaths.

Finally, to Al-Said. Mustafa Nur-Hussein:

let us tell you bluntly, Sir, that, the Kunama people and the Kunama land have today reached their present lowest social, cultural, human and economic levels of catastrophe, because of your initial poisonously ill-intentioned plans to wage an all-out war to destroy the entire Kunama race.

You have the biggest share in the injustices and criminalities the Shabia's regime has been committing against the Kunama people, both as individuals, as communities and as an ethnic group.

Do remember, Sir, that the Kunama people have a great respect for human life which is the reason keeping them from harming you and others now, but be warned that extreme reactions are not to be totally discarded for all times and from all human-beings. You assume a dual responsibility of the Kunama people's plights, both as an individual force as well as a member of the PFDJ's regime.

The VKP/KAM: ( August 6, 2009).

 

 

 

 

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