Kenya angers Somalia by hosting minister who escaped detention

L-R Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo with his Kenyan Countgerpart Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi Inset Janaan

Somalilandsun: The already strained diplomatic relations between Kenya and Somalia are once again being tested, with Nairobi accused of harbouring fugitive Jubbaland security minister Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur aka Abdirashid Janan

Chronology of events related to the alleged violator of human rights leading to the current Kenya-Somalia acrimonies

  • Jubbaland security minister Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur is alleged to have escaped on January 28 from a Mogadishu prison, where he had been held since August 31, 2019.
  • He is wanted for several serious crimes, including international human rights violation, massacre of innocent civilians and illegally escaping government custody.
  • Currently, Mr Abdinur is reported to be hiding in a Mandera hotel. He arrived at the hotel on Tuesday afternoon and his security was immediately taken over by Kenyan agencies.
  • As a result of these reports, Somalia is furious for what it considers interference by Nairobi with its internal affairs. Read More