Somalia’s new Ambassador to Kenya, Mohamud Ahmed Nur (Tarsan) on Monday arrived in Nairobi where, he was received by acting Ambassador, Ali Mohamed Sheikh Ali Bagadi and other officials, from the Somali diplomaticmission in Nairobi. The new Ambassador is expected to present his letters of accreditation to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, December 5th.
Ambassador Nur was the former Mayor of Mogadishu, was approved by Somalia’s Council of Ministers on July 2018. Mr. Nur, who until his appointment was President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s Senior Political Advisor, will lead the Somali mission in Nairobi.
For the past two years, the embassy was without an ambassador, since the departure of Ambassador Gamal Mohamed Hassan, who is currently Federal Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development. Mr. Nur begins his role, at a time diplomatic relations between Somalia and Kenya has significantly improved despite the two countries still remain embroiled over the maritime boundary dispute.