Somalia names stadium after slain Mogadishu mayor
السبت 10 أغسطس 2019
Somalia named a stadium in the capital Mogadishu after its immediate past mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman, who was killed in late July following an attack by Al-Shabaab operatives on his office complex.
Mogadishu’s Konis Stadium was on Friday officially named after the late mayor affectionately referred to as “Engineer Yarisow”.
The stadium as per photos shared on social media had been rebranded to the “Eng. Yariisow Stadium.” A special prayer session was also held in his memory.
“Today we name this stadium after Abdirahman Omar Osman. He deserves more than this. Every hero who contributes to this nation will be remembered like that.
“He was a fearless hero who served his people. That was one his qualities which we need to learn from him,” President Andullahi Farmaajo said at the memorial event.
Following the attack which killed about seven people, the mayor and others victims were airlifted to Qatar for further medical attention but he succumbed to his injuries days later.
His body was returned and buried in Mogadishu. The government earlier today also gave details into a probe of the incident.