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Famed Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh killed in Kismayu hotel attack ▷ Kenya News



Famed Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh, founder of Intergrity Tv, has been killed in Kismayu hotel attack.

The 43-year-old journalist who had lived in Canada for many years had traveled to Somalia to with her family when the attack happened on Friday, July 12.

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Naleyah Hodan had traveled to Somalia to cover story on effects of drought in the country. Photo: Naleyah Hodan / Facebook
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Naleyah was killed alongside her husband Farid Jama.

The mother of two is well known for the promotion of Somali culture among the Canadians and her resilience for positive change in his home country were tremendous.

“Through her work as a journalist, she highlighted the community’s positive stories and contributions in Canada, and became a voice for many,” Somali Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussein told CBC news.

“Her work, particularly in helping women and youth, strengthened the ties between Canada’s Somali community and Somalia, as it continues to go through stabilization and reconstruction. We mourn her loss deeply, and all others killed in the Kismayo attack.” he added.

Her family and friends from across the world, especially Canada and Somalia, have mourned Naleyah as a woman whose outstanding efforts in her career are to be emulated by many.

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