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,
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
"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
"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.
Watch the video of Funeral here: