Kenya to Host Somaliland President


President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to host Somaliland President Muse Bihi in the backdrop of a buildup of frosty relations between her and neighbour Somalia.

According to Somaliland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Bihi left Hargeisa on Sunday 13, for a three-day official visit to Kenya. He is accompanied by several members of his cabinet.

The visit by the leader of the self-declared country comes days after Mogadishu expelled Kenya’s top diplomat to Somalia Maj Gen (rtd) Lucas Tambo over continuous ‘interference’ in its internal affairs.

Mogadishu accused Nairobi of meddling in its upcoming elections by putting pressure on the regional leader of Jubaland, Ahmed Mohamed Islaam Madobe, to walk back on a poll agreement brokered two months ago.

The President and his delegation will meet Kenyan officials, including holding bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Source: The Standard