President aims for common touch

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known as ‘Farmajo,” stopped by a local cafe in the port city of Kismayo during a visit earlier this week.

Villa Somalia released these images of the president “having tea, conversing and engaging with the residents of ‪Kismayo after Iftar at a local cafeteria.”

“I will always interact and listen to my people. Let’s together make our country peaceful and prosperous,” he wrote on Twitter after his visit on June 6th.

The president was earlier in the day received by Jubaland Regional President Ahmed Mohamed Islam, ‘Madoobe’, and toured the 43rd Somali National Army military base, where he “promised the central government will cater for the needs of the force,” according to the president’s office.

Kismayo is a port city and commercial capital of the Jubaland region. It was captured from Al-Shabaab in 2012 by AMISOM troops, Somali national forces and allied Raskamboni militia.