Somalia’s Deputy Speaker Mohamed Omar Dalha said that more than a hundred Somali parliamentarians plan to leave Kenya to return to Mogadishu within a matter of days.
The Somali embassy in Kenya booked two separate flights from Nairobi to Mogadishu. The first flight departs this Friday, while the second flight is scheduled on Tuesday next week.
The move followed after a meeting in the Somali embassy in Kenya today to discuss recent detention and arrests of Somalis including MPs by the Kenyan police.
Abdiweli Sheikh Mohamed, a Somali MP who was detained two weeks ago in Nairobi said he felt “embarrassed and humiliated”.
He said the Somali parliament plans to write an official compliant to the Pan-African Parliament against the treatment they have received in the hands of Kenya in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Kenya has today repatriated nine Somalis back to Mogadishu. The group, eight women and a man, were staying in Kenya illegally.
Also, nearly 70 Somalis were returned from Kenya to Somalia via land yesterday, according to Somalia Consular General in Kenya Mohamed Aden Edsan.