Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said plans are underway to make sure 2016 general elections go a
head as planned.
Speaking during a meeting with
leaders at Mogadishu presidential palace President Mohamud said his government
will take a very possible step to make sure 2016 scheduled general elections to
“As we know there will be general
elections in the country come 2016 let us prepare for that and remember there
is no turning back,” He said.
“My government is working on
mechanism to make sure 2016 general elections go a head as planned’” He added
Somalia will hold its first general
elections in 2016 since break out of the civil war which led to the overthrow of
the dictator Mohamed Siyad Barre who seized power in a military coup in 1969.
On the diplomatic row between
Somalia and Kenya president Mohamud said that there is still waiting
communication from the Kenyan government saying that nothing has changed as far
as the diplomatic ties between the two neighboring states is concern adding
that the friendly relationship between countries will not be affected.
Finally President Mohamud has blamed
Al-Shabaab for the troubles facing Somali citizens in Kenya saying the group is
responsible for the sufferings of innocent Somali nationals in neighboring