Washington (SD) – The New York Times has published a report on why President Farmajo surrendered his US passport and how he had previously obtained a Canadian passport.
President Farmajo relinquished his US citizenship on August 1, 2019, without giving a reason, but the New York Times said in a report today why that was.
“In 2019, Mr. Mohamed gave up his American citizenship. He didn’t explain the decision, but officials familiar with the matter pointed to one possible factor.” Said the times.
Adding “At the time Mr. Mohamed surrendered his passport, his finances had come under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service in the United States, said three Western officials familiar with the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter about a foreign head of state.”
The New York Times reported that when asked about the IRS investigation, Farmajo’s office did not respond.
The New York Times also revealed that Farmajo had previously obtained a Canadian passport.
“Mr. Mohamed came to the United States in 1985 as a junior diplomat at the Somali Embassy and, as his country tumbled into conflict, decided to stay. A family friend said he first applied for political asylum in Canada, where his mother and siblings lived, and later obtained a Canadian passport.” Said the times report.
Adding “But in the early 1990s, Mr. Mohamed, newly married, moved back to the United States where his family eventually settled in Grand Island, next to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.”
There are no official records showing that Farmajo has given up his Canadian passport.
The story of the President’s dual passport has already been posted several times on social media, but the New York Times report is the first time that reputable media outlets have exposed this.
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