Tensions between Somalia government and Kenya over Kenyatta’s surprise Somalia visit

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President Uhuru Kenyatta salutes Kenya Defence Forces soldiers at Dhobley Camp in Somalia on March 18, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU
Horndiplomat-Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta today made a historic visit to Somalia, meeting Kenyan troops serving under the African union mission in Somalia at Dhobley military camp. Dressed in military fatigues, uhuru met KDF and thanked them for their sacrifice and service to Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta uses a binocular to check the area surrounding Dhobley Military Camp in Somalia on March 18, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU
The visit was the first of its kind, aimed at lifting morale of Kenyan troops, though uhuru has been to the Somali capital Mogadishu previously on other state engagements. Uhuru told the soldiers that their being in the Somalia mission had saved many lives that would have been lost to the Al Shabaab terror group. The Dhobley military camp is the headquarters of the Amisom, a nerve center and a log base for the UN.
President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks with Ali Mohammed, a KDF soldier, at Dhobley Camp in Somalia on March 18, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU
Meanwhile the Somalia’s Government  “furious” after Uhuru Kenya visited his troops at the Somali town of Dhobley without notifying of government That Closed Sourced From Mogadishu the Somali Capital also  says Kenyatta didn’t inform Somali government  about the trip to Dhobley, describes it as “violation of sovereignty”.‬
The sources also Added  “misstep” by Kenyatta could jeopardise planned state visit by President Mohamed Abdilahi  Farmajo to Kenya next week.
SOURCE:HORNDIPLOMAT & STANDARDMEDIA

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