Somalia: PM Pays His Respects to the Late Dictator Said Barre
By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Current Prime Minister of Somalia Mr. Said Abdi Shirdon becomes the first serving public official to visit grave and pay respects to the late dictator Mohamed Said Barre.
The Somali Prime minister accompanied by several minister of his cabinet and MPs paid a visit to the grave of the late dictator Mohamed Said Barre which is located in the town of Garba-Haaray ,in Gedo region his ancestral home.
PM Shirdon who happens to be kinsman of the late dictator led lengthy prayers for the late President Said Barre during a visit to his burial place.
The visit by the Somali PM to the grave of a man who orchestrated one of the worst killings of this century is seen by many as adding insult to injury , not to mention his recent immunity request for a convicted war criminal and r has also dealt another major blow to the already fragile relations that exist between Somalia and Somaliland.