UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of journalist

21 Jun 2014

UN Envoy to Somalia condemns killing of journalist

Mogadishu, 21 June 2014 – Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has condemned the killing of radio journalist Yusuf Keynan in the capital, Mogadishu, this morning.

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 SRSG Kay.

“Media workers must be able to conduct their important work in a safe and secure environment,” he added.

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