President Kenyatta congratulates Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for winning Somalia’s presidency

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the newly elected President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Somalia, His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

In his congratulatory message, President Kenyatta wished the new Somalia Head of State good health and success as he takes over the reins of leadership, and assured him of Kenya's continued cooperation and comradeship.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected on Sunday in an election that attracted 36 candidates including the incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. The former president got 214 votes against the incumbent who had 110 votes.

“Candidate Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo garnered 110 votes while candidate Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud attained 214 votes; 3 votes were spoilt,” announced the National Assembly speaker Sheikh Aden Mohamed Nur Madobe.

After the results were released, he was sworn in and he signed a conciliatory tone.

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