Prime Minister of Somalia honored murdered young minister in his U.N. speech

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The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire, has honored a young minister who was wrongly shot in Mogadishu in May 2017.

The 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Sheik Siraji was in the position for only two months when the unfortunate incident happened.

Siraji was assigned as the Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction by the Prime Minister.

“The youth are vital to state building, I pay tribute to my late Minister Abbas Siraji, he was a beacon of hope for Somalia’s young people,” Khaire emphasized in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The murdered young minister was driving his car when soldiers shot his car killing him in the process. It was announced that they misinterpreted him for a suicide bomber as the central city was at that time targeted by several car bombs.