President Farmajo has appointed a former warlord to the post of Mogadishu mayor following the killing of the former office holder Eng. Yarisow in a terrorist attack.
MP, Omar Mohamud Mohamed alias [Omar Filish] will double as the governor of of Benadir region. His appointment comes at a time when the terror group Al-shabab has intensified attacks on capital.
He will also face a major challenge of filling the big shoes of the late mayor who managed to win the hearts and minds of the Mogadishu residents by his diligent service delivery, humility and a consultative approach to administration.
Meanwhile the president also made a raft of changes within the military ranks.
General Odawaa Yusuf Rageh, who was the Commander of Infantry Division for months, has been named as Somali National Army [SNA],replacing Major General Dahir Aden Elmi, alias [Indha-Qarshe].
General Abdi Hassan Mohamed appointed as Police boss, taking over from Gen Bashir Abdi Mohamed, Gen Mahad Abdirahman Aden,Custodial Corps while Fahad Yasin promoted to the country's spy chief.