30 November 2012

East Africa: Somali President Set to Visit Kenya,On the Third and Last Leg of East African Tour

Mogadishu — Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the president of Somali Federal Republic Government on Friday is expected to arrive in neighbouring Kenya, for an official visit to enhance bilateral relations and partnership between the two countries.

Somali president is accompanied by certain ministers, including FM and defence minister on his regional tour that began early this week at Djibouti. Mr.Mohamud is Seeking to wrest support from Kenyan leaders who has helped Somalia war on Al shabab.

While in Nairobi, Mr. Mohamud will meet his Kenyan counterpart president Kibaki and focus on regional issues, in addition to bilateral engagements, according to the sources.

In October last year, Kenya has sent troops and tanks in Somalia to pursue Al shabab fighters whom Nairobi governments blames for string of cross border attacks and kidnappings against foreign aid workers and Kenya military officials.

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