Somalia: AU and UN Special Representatives Condemn the Assassination of MP Sado Ali

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Somalilandsun – The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende and The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay AU condemned the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame, a female Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his deep concern about the continued attacks targeting parliamentarians in the capital.
AU Acting Special representative condemns the murder of an MP
The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has strongly condemned the assassination ofa well-known Member of Parliament and singer Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu.
The female Somali Lawmaker was killed Wednesday in Hodan District by unidentified gunmen who shot at her car killing her and the driver on the spot. “Members of Parliament represent the voice of the Somali people and any attack on parliamentarians is an attack on the people and it is unacceptable,” said Hon. Lydia.
The Acting Head of mission reaffirmed AMISOM’s commitment to enhancing the security of the country adding that AMISOM is ready to offer any assistance to help the Federal Government of Somalia and the Somali National Security Forces put a stop to these heinous attacks.

She paid tribute to the courage of the members of parliament; four of whom have been killed this year. Warsame was a well-known Somali singer who was formerly based in the U.S. city of Minneapolis. In 2012 she returned to Somalia and became a member of the new parliament.
UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns assassination of female parliamentarian

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame, a female Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, and expressed his deep concern about the continued attacks targeting parliamentarians in the capital.

Ms Warsame and her driver were shot and killed as they travelled in a vehicle in Mogadishu today. In addition to being a parliamentarian, Ms Warsame was a well known singer whose loss will be felt across Somalia.

“I condemn the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame in the strongest terms possible. The role of Somali women in public life must be protected and respected by all,” SRSG Kay said.

“I call on the authorities to make every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice swiftly. We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people and their representatives as they work to realise their hope for a peaceful and stable future,” he added. SRSG Kay offers his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ms Warsame and her driver, as well as to the Federal Parliament of Somalia.

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