UN Condemns Top Somalia Journalist Murder


approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Nicholas Kay, more about the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), sale urged that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice.

Mr. Keynan, who was working for Radio Mustaqbal and Radio Ergo at the time of his death, was killed when an explosive device attached to his vehicle detonated in the city’s Hamarweyne District.

“I condemn the killing of another young, talented Somali journalist, and call on the Federal Government of Somalia to act swiftly to investigate this murder and bring the perpetrators to justice,” said Kay.

“Media workers must be able to conduct their important work in a safe and secure environment,” he added in a news release seen by Chimpreports on Sunday.

Mr. Kay extended his sincere condolences to Mr. Keynan’s friends and family, as well as to Somalia’s media fraternity.

Committee to Protect Journalists documented four journalists killed in direct relation to their work in Somalia, an improvement from 2012, which was the deadliest year on record with 12 journalists killed.

In early 2013, the prime minister created a task force to investigate cases of killed journalists, but little had been done by the end of the year.


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