Fury as taxpayers fund Somali leader’s £50,000 trip to London and stay in the Dorchester hotel.
President Mohamud and staff stayed at Park Lane hotel, The Dorchester
The cheapest rooms there start at £318 a night
Luxury trip estimated to cost £50,000 for President and his entourage
UK and other donors pledged £84m in aid for Somalia on the trip
The president stayed at The Dorchester hotel with his entourage of five minsters and 14 assistants while he attended a conference at Lancaster House to receive aid for his war-torn country.
According to The Sun, President Mohamud, 57, and his entourage stayed four nights at the Park Lane hotel. Even if they had stayed in the cheapest rooms, their hotel bill would have been at least £25,440.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud with Prime Minister David Cameron at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Profitable trip: Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud with David Cameron at the Foreign Office on his aid trip
Previous guests at the five-star hotel include Marlene Dietrich, Walt Disney, Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston and Judy Garland.
The delegation’s estimated air fares would have been another £24,158, if the six ministers flew business class and the rest flew economy.
A chauffeur-driven car would have cost £400 a day, bringing the total to over £50,000.