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Veteran Journalist Dies in Nairobi, NUSOJ Mourns for the loss

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Veteran Journalist Dies in Nairobi, NUSOJ Mourns for the loss

Mogadishu, March 20, 2012

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Hassan Mohamed Mohamoud better known as Hassan Jaceyl, who died at his home in Nairobi on Tuesday morning March 20, 2012.

Late Hassan Mohamed Mohamoud died early hours of Tuesday morning around 3:30am in his home in Eastliegh neighborhood of Nairobi. He was rushed to Alliance Hospital, where he was confirmed died, NUSOJ reported.

National Union of Somali Journalists with the help of Somali journalists, Somali artists and family members in Nairobi organized a National Funeral ceremony following the announcement of the death of late Hassan Jaceyl at the Alliance Hospital in Nairobi on Tuesday morning.

Somali Journalists in Nairobi led by NUSOJ Training Secretary Mohamed Garane attended organized and attended the funeral as a national burial along with the families of late Hassan and Somali Artists. He was buried at Langata cemetery at 2:00pm on Tuesday.

"Our colleague died around 3:30 am in his home in Nairobi, He was to Alliance Hospital on Tuesday morning, where he was confirmed died." Mohamed Garane, NUSOJ Training Secretary said, "I send my sympathies to the families and friends and colleague who lost late Hassan."

Remembered for his songs and Art Program on the radio he worked, Late Hassan was a veteran journalist and an poet, but has fled to Nairobi after the radio and Television - Horn Afrik Radio and Television - was seized by the Shabab in 2010, followed by fear and threats. Late Hassan, has been suffering from diabetes in recent years, but the disease took him into a dire situation and was admitted to South B Hospital in Nairobi mid 2011which resulted to have his right leg amputated and since then did not heal properly. Somali Journalists through their union fundraised more than $7000 for his medical
expenses.

Late Hassan, 45, was discharged from COPTIC Hospital two weeks ago and was receiving his regular treatment at his home in Nairobi. His doctors said that his kidneys mulfunctioned and needed twice a week for dailysis which resulted from the diabetes that he was suffering.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) shares this sad feeling and loss to all Somali Journalists and the families members of late Hasan Jaceyl and thanked for all those who contributed for the recovery of his health.

"On behalf of Somali Journalists, I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of late Hassan and ask Allah to give him in hereafter life in paradise." Mohamed Ibrahim, the Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said, "I also express my gratitude to Doha Center for Media Freedom, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for their generous contribution to the recovery of our colleague Late Hassan Jaceyl."

"I express special gratitute to the Somali Journalists who unreservedly contributed the recovery of our brother Late Hassan
Jaceyl." Mr. Ibrahim added.

Late Hassan survived a wife and six children.

Visit the Union website for more information including the video of the funeral:

http://www.nusoj.org.so/alerts/2012/March2012/veteran_journalist_dies_in_Nairobi_%20NUSOJ_mourns_for_the_loss.htm


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