Gambia’s President Adama Barrow is performing the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage with both of his wives, Fatoumata Barrow and Sarjo Barrow.
It is the second time that the Gambian leader is visiting the Kingdom but the first for his spouses. Barrow was in Saudi in May where he took part in a summit.
Fatoumatta Bah has been seen more often in public with Sarjo Barrow, choosing to stay in the background and living her usual quiet life.
Sarjo Barrow’s youngest son, Habibou Barrow died after a dog attack just days before her husband was sworn-in as the country’s new leader, while Barrow was holed up in Senegal.
Barrow took over the country following months of political distress and normalcy has since returned to the small West African nation with the help of West African troops.
President Barrow left Banjul on Saturday with his family and senior government officials. Among them is his Foreign Affairs Minister Ousainou Darboe, Minister of Interior Mai Ahmad Fatty and Tourism Minister Hamat Bah.