Tuesday January 1, 2019
MOGADISHU (HOL) - The Somalia government through the Ministry of foreign affairs has declared UN's envoy Nickolas Haysom to be person non grata in the country.
In what it termed as 'meddling in its internal affairs', Somalia said that Mr Haysom could not be allowed to operate in the country.
This comes just a day after Mr Hayson wrote to the government seeking answers following the arrest of Mr Mukhtar Robow who is allegedly being detained at unknown place in Mogadishu.
"Somalia notifies UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres that the United Nations envoy Nicholas Haysom is persona non-granta in the country and cannot operate here," read statement through ministry of foreign affairs.
The statement further alleged that "Mr Haysom was acting in violation of protocals and deliberately interfering with Somalia's internal affairs."
Mr Haysom had only serves in Somalia for three months after he succeeded Michael Keating who hails from Britain.
In a letter written to the Internal Security Minister, Mr. Haysom demanded investigations into the arrest of Mr. Robow.
"If action has not yet taken place, I urge that the matter be thoroughly and promptly investigated and that appropriate action is taken to hold any perpetrators, including commanding officers responsible," read part of Mr Haysom's letter to the Internal Security ministry.
The letter is said to have been penned following a joint statement by United Kingdom (UK) the European Union (EU) and Germany saying that they had suspended funds directed to police officers who serve in the South West State (SWS).