President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has dismissed the country’s Chief Justice on Sunday, according to a statement from the Office of the President.
Hassan Ibrahim Idle Suleiman, who served as the Chief Justice for two years, was dismissed as a part of Farmajo’s plan for judicial reform.
Farmajo named Bashe Yusuf Ahmed as his replacement.
“In response to our pledge provide transparent and equitable justice system, I have appointed Bashe Yusuf Ahmed as the Chief Justice of Somalia’s High Court,” said the President in a written Statement.
“I hope the new justice will faithfully fulfill his duties, ” added the President.
President Farmaajo called on the House of the People and the Somali government to complete the Judicial Service Commission and to adopt the provisional constitution and the legal framework for the judicial services to reform the country’s judicial system.
Suleiman was appointed the chief justice in May 2016 by former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud replacing Aided Ilkahanaf who served as chief justice since 2011.
Since taking office last February, President Farmajo has promised to initiate drastic changes to many of Somalia’s vital institutions.