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Farmaajo jets off to Uganda for Museveni’s inauguration

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo traveled to Kampala today for the sixth inauguration ceremony of Ugandan President Yuweri Kagut Museveni.

The President and his delegation left Adan Adde Airport in Mogadishu this morning.

Museveni, who has been president for 35 years, was declared the winner with 58 percent of last January elections which marked by controversy and a violent election season that claimed more than 55 lives and left hundreds behind bars.

Opposition figures maintain the rhetoric that the elections, now aimed at extending the Museveni-NRM government to 40 years, were irregular for security forces at the other end, claiming they had the intelligence that dissidents were planning mass protests and the day of the oath ceremony.

Police and the military have warned of disruption and increased security in Kampala ahead of President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration ceremony for his sixth five-year term in the Kololo Independence Complex on May 12.

According to the Ugandan presidency, other eleven heads of state will personally attend and about ten will send high-performance delegations.

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