Mogadishu: Somalia’s president suspends prime minister over corruption allegations
According to foreign media, Somali President Mohamed Abdullah has suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Rabel on corruption charges. The commander of the Somali Marine Corps has also been fired over allegations of corruption.
A statement from the president’s office said that the powers of Prime Minister Muhammad Hussain had been suspended due to his involvement in corruption.
Somalia’s prime minister has called the suspension a “provocative” military coup attempt. The Prime Minister also said that the performance of duties could not be stopped by deploying troops outside the office.
Delayed elections in Somalia began on November 1 and were due to end on December 24, but so far only 24 of the 275 members have been elected.