Somali President visits Jowhar amidst clashes and flooding.
The president’s delegation boarded a UN chopper from Mogadishu and landed in a dusty sports field inside Jowhar town, where they met the elders of the town who came to see the delegation.
The president came to the city to see the damage the city has taken since heavy floods from the Shabelle river began flooding the city, which prompted closing of the major roads that lead to the city.
The security in the town had been tightened by AMISOM troops during the arrival of the President, as heavy clashes took place between two clan based militia on the outskirts of the town.
The clashes which killed more than a dozen people were caused by two local clan militias who have been fighting each other since the morning today.
Reports coming from jowhar are indicating that hundreds of families are fleeing from the river surrounding villages, to save their lives and properties from the ongoing flooding and the increasing violence in the area .
This is the second visit by the President to the Middle Shabelle region since he was elected as President in 2012.