Somali President says relations with Kenya will not be affected

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said the relations between his country and Kenyan government will not be affected as diplomatic tensions grow

between the two neighboring states. Speaking to the media shortly after he arrived back from state visit to Djibouti, President  Mohamud said the diplomatic ties between the two nations is not bad but

acknowledged there were mistakes on how Kenya treated some of its diplomatic


“The diplomatic relations between Somalia and Kenya is not on bad terms, but we are concerned about how Kenyan government continues to treat Somali

nationals in the country.” He said. He said his country is seeking an official explanation regarding the

detention of consular Siyad Mohamud Shire by the Kenyan police Somali ambassador to Kenya Mohamed Ali Noor Americo and Consular Mohamud

Shire have been recalled following the incident. Both are in the capital Mogadishu and are expected to appear before the parliament for explanations later this week.