Tight security ahead of inauguration of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Leaders from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Egypt have arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for the inauguration of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was also received at the Mogadishu airport by the Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.

Meanwhile, Security has been beefed up in the Somali capital and around the Aden Adde Airport, ahead of the inauguration Today.

Main roads in Mogadishu were closed yesterday with Police deployed in large numbers and armoured vehicles on the streets leading to the Presidential Palace.

President Uhuru Kenyatta whose government’s relations with Somalia reached a record low point during the reign of outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajoare now hoping to reset ties with the new Somali administration.

After the inauguration, the new President is expected to name a Prime Minister who will form a new government. 

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