Outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has sent his condolences to the people of Somalia on the death of Ali Mahdi Mohamed.
Villa Somalia said the flag of the republic was lowered for three days.
Inna lillahi wa inna ileyhi Rajicuun.
I send my deepest condolences to the family, relatives and the entire Somali nation on the passing of former President Ali Mahdi Mohamed in Kenya.
It is a painful death that is deeply felt by the people and the government of Somalia.
May God have mercy on President Ali Mahdi, he has played a major role in the governance of the country. We remember his commitment to the restoration of Somali government through his tireless efforts.
We are lowering the flag of the Republic for three days to show our grief over the death of the former President, by appointing a National Funeral Committee, in honor of his efforts for the country and the people of Somalia.