Somali ambassador to Kenya Mohamoud Ahmed Nur alias Tarzan arrived at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport early Sunday, media reported.
Mr Nur was expelled by the Kenya government, which also recalled its own envoy to Somalia, Lt-Gen (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo.
The ambassador arrived at Mogadishu’s seafront airport together with Somalia’s First Lady Zeynab Moalim, who was from a visit to Kenya, and Foreign minister Ahmed Issa Awad.
Mr Awad was reportedly on transit in Nairobi, on his return from Sweden.
#Somalia Ambassador to Kenya has arrived today in the capital of #Mogadishu, after #Kenya recalled its ambassador in Mogadishu and ordered Somali envoy out of the country over alleged auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Kenya’s maritime territorial area that borders Somalia. pic.twitter.com/WRY019b6me
— HornDiplomat (@HornDiplomat) February 17, 2019