Date: 15 May 2011.
AMISOM wishes to convey its condolence to the government and the people of Somalia, and the entire Muslim community, following the sad news of the sudden and untimely death of our beloved, Imam Mohamud Imam Omar Ali.
He has been known over many years for spearheading unity and reconciliation amongst the Somalis. We shall always remember and miss him. We shall always be thankful to the Almighty Allah for such a kind-hearted friend and brother, who has lived such a fulfilling life. His departure is a big loss not only to his family, but to all the people of Somalia and all peace lovers in the world at large. He always stood by the cause of peace and was an ally of AMISOM in all the difficult times and was a source of encouragement in our quest for a peaceful Somalia.
May the Almighty Allah bless his soul and help those remaining to follow his example and complete the cause of peace and the creation of a better and prosperous Somalia, which he always cherished.
Major General Nathan Mugisha
AMISOM FORCE COMMANDER.