The Somali Community of the UK is one of the largest and longest established in Europe with an estimated population of over 100.000.
The Somali President and his cabinet of Ministers left Hayatt Grand Regency in London where they have been putting up since their arrival in London at 8:00pm London time, and have reached at the theater in East London where there were thousands of Somalis who had great nostalgia to see President Shariff.
When the President and his cabinet of Ministers under tight security arrived at the theater in East London they were affectionately received by waiting Somalis, whose face were showing expressions of happiness.
Just before the President stepped at the platform where his throne was some Somali Ministers pave the way for the President and received him at the esteemed table.
A second before the president stepped in the ears of the spectators heard the Somali national Anthem, followed by the appearance of the President facing towards the participants giving out a wonderful smile, and from there the participants could dare to stop their emotion and stood up to salute their President.
When the President has taken his seat, there appeared by the
Rage Omaar was the coordinator of this colorful ceremony ever held by the Somalis for a Somali President in London over 30 years.
The veteran Somali journals dressed in light green suite had a paper in his right hand and has called a young Somali boy who seemed to be 13 to 14 years of age to read some verses of the Holy Quran to open the ceremony.
After the young boy has read some verses from the Holy Quran, there followed by a man who has spoken on behalf of the Somalis in London, then, a Somali folksong sung by enthusiastic Somali lady, followed by a group of Orchestra led by the Ahmed Naji Sad a Somali Musician who is as well is a poet, and the group sung heart touching patriotic songs which made the Somalis to rub tears running down from their cheeks.
Eventually the President of Somalia has taken the mic and a dressed the awaiting crowed of Somalis and his speech moved the them.
The President will today as well meet Somalis in Birmingham the second city of England and there the Somalis in Birmingham are expected to do the same.
Shekh Shariif London Part2