Home Office confirm NO action will be taken against Sir Mo Farah after four-time Olympic champ reveals true identity | The Sun

SIR Mo Farah will face no action from the Home Office after he revealed he was illegally trafficked into the UK as a child.

The Olympic champion, 39, told how his real name is actually Hussein Abdi Kahin as he bravely opened up about his childhood.

Sir Mo revealed he was given the name Mohamed Farah by those who flew him over from Djibouti when he was aged nine.

He told BBC1 documentary, The Real Mo Farah, he now feared losing his UK citizenship for giving false details in his application.

But the Home Office confirmed the four-time champ will face no action.

A spokesperson said: “No action whatsoever will be taken against Sir Mo and to suggest otherwise is wrong."

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Sir Mo previously claimed to have joined his dad in Britain but he was killed in the Somalian civil war.

The married father of three bravely admitted: “There’s something about me you don’t know. It’s a secret that I’ve been hiding since I was a child.

“I’ve been keeping it for so long, it’s been difficult because you don’t want to face it. Often my kids ask questions — ‘Dad, how come this?’ And you’ve always got an answer for everything, but you haven’t got an answer for that.

“That’s the main reason in telling my story because I want to feel normal and not feel like you’re holding on to something.

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“To be able to face it and talk about the facts, how it happened, why it happened, it’s tough. The truth is I’m not who you think I am. And now whatever the cost, I need to tell my real story.”

The 2012 Olympics legend, knighted five years ago, had always insisted his father was an IT consultant called Muktar who was born and brought up in London.

He claimed his dad then moved to Mogadishu and met his mother before returning to the UK, followed by his son when the Somalian civil war deepened.

However, his father was actually a farmer called Abdi who was killed in the conflict when his son was four. His mother Aisha later sent him to neighbouring Djibouti for his safety.

She wanted him to be reunited with his twin brother Hassan. Instead one of his own relatives may have helped to illegally traffic him to the UK, through a mystery woman.

He said: "The hardest thing is admitting to myself that someone from my own family may have been involved in trafficking me."

On arrival, aged eight, she told him he was now called Mo Farah and had to look after her family in return for being fed.

However, the long-distance running icon – married to Tania, with nine-year-old twin girls Aisha and Amani plus son Hussein, six — was deeply unhappy.

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He finally plucked up the courage to tell his schoolteachers, and social services intervened. He was eventually looked after by a Somalian woman, Kinsi, for seven years.

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