Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, 59, suspended the powers of Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, 58, the Government’s website has confirmed.
In an update uploaded on December 27, the website said: “As the FGS Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has come to the forefront of allegations of corruption and misappropriation of public funds, an investigation is underway to address the allegations, the work and powers of the Prime Minister have been suspended pending an investigation
“The other members of the Council of Ministers shall continue in their duties in accordance with the laws and regulations of the country.
“All government officials are urged to refrain from misappropriating public funds and to abide by the laws and regulations of the country.”
Somalia’s Government website alleges the Prime Minister “received a tip-off” about misappropriated public land owned by the Somali National Army and “put pressure on the Minister of Defence to divert the investigation into allegations of encroachment”.