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Somalia and Kenya in Diplomatic Row

Somalia has condemned the arrest of one of its diplomats in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, during a security operation to flush out illegal immigrants and militant Islamists.

“Somalia and Kenya share the same security concerns, but the continued detention of innocent law-abiding Somalis only serves to create an atmosphere of fear and mistrust that will result in dividing our communities,” – Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed

By Mohamoud Godah,

SOMALI Federal Parliament in their Saturday session discussed the mass arrests and the brutal crackdown on Somalis in Kenya in general by Kenyan police and in particularly the detention of Consular of Somali Embassy in Nairobi Mr. Siyad Mohamud Shire who have been held in custody for more than 5 hours.

Kenyan security forces especially anti-terrorism police unit have entered to Shire’s house in Nairobi without permission and then took the chief Protocol and unknown number of people who have been in the house of the diplomat to the police station where the consular has been held for more than 5 hours before he was released by the Somali Ambassador in Kenya Mohamed Ali Amerika.  Continue reading Somalia and Kenya in Diplomatic Row