US warns citizens in Somalia of election fraud

Unites states said it is committed to credible electoral process in Somalia, as the horn of Africa nation is sworn-in Tuesday 281 MPs to form its 10th parliament.

The United States of American threatened grave punishment over electoral fraud by its Somali-American citizens joined the new Somali parliament.

“Grave instances of corruption by US citizens overseas are punishable under US law,” said US mission to Somalia in a statement posted in its Twitter account.

US ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz has expressed grave concern over the alleged fraud, intimidation and vote-buying in voting for Somalia’s lower house chamber.

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