SIR Mo Farah will face no action from the Home Office after revealing he was illegally trafficked into the UK as a child.
The 39-year-old Olympic champion shared what his real name is actually Hussein Abdi Kahin as he bravely opened up about his childhood.
Sir Mo revealed that he was given the name Mohamed Farah by those who had flown him in from Djibouti when he was nine years old.
He told BBC1 documentary The Real Mo Farah he now fears losing his British citizenship for providing false information in his application.
But the Home Office confirmed the four-time champion will not take any action.
A spokesman said: “No action will be taken against Sir Mo and it is wrong to suggest otherwise.”
Sir Mo previously claimed to have joined his father in Britain but was killed in the Somali Civil War.
The married father of three bravely admitted: “There’s something about me you don’t know. It’s a secret I’ve been hiding since childhood.
“I kept it for so long, it was difficult because you don’t want to see it. My children often ask questions – ‘Dad, how come?’ And you always have an answer for everything, but you don’t have an answer for that.
“That’s the main reason I’m telling my story, because I want to feel normal and not feel like you’re stuck on something.
“Being able to face that and talk about the facts, how it happened, why it happened is tough. The truth is, I’m not who you think I am. And now I must tell my true story at all costs.”
The 2012 Olympics legend, who was knighted five years ago, had always insisted his father was an IT consultant named Muktar, who was born and raised in London.
He claimed his father then moved to Mogadishu and met his mother before returning to Britain, followed by his son as the Somali civil war deepened.
However, his father was actually a farmer named Abdi who was killed in the conflict when his son was four years old. His mother Aisha later sent him to neighboring Djibouti for his safety.
She wanted him to be reunited with his twin brother Hassan. Instead, one of his own relatives may have helped bring him illegally to the UK through a mystery woman.
He said: “The hardest thing is admitting to myself that someone in my own family may have been involved in trafficking me.”
When she arrived at the age of eight, she told him that his name was now Mo Farah and that he would have to take care of her family in exchange for food.
However, the long-distance running icon – married to Tania, with twin girls Aisha and Amani, nine, and son Hussein, six – was deeply unhappy.
Eventually he worked up the courage to tell his teachers and Social Services stepped in. He was eventually cared for by a Somali woman named Kinsi for seven years.
- THE Real Mo Farah, BBC1, tomorrow, 9pm
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