Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow, who knew both of the journalists, said: “Moments before Ali Imam was killed, he had told journalists about the movements silencing the Somali media who were talking about the poor conditions for Somali people today.
|“The transitional government must take urgent steps to protect journalists and thoroughly investigate and punish these murders to prevent further killings”
Reporters sans Frontieres
“Pressure has been mounting on Somali journalists. They have been victimised for not reporting on the issues of interest to certain groups.
Six media workers have been killed in Somalia so far this year, Paris-based Reporters sans Frontieres said on Saturday.
“The transitional government must take urgent steps to protect journalists and thoroughly investigate and punish these murders to prevent further killings,” it said in a statement.
The journalist was detained during a raid by security forces, who ordered it off the air and detained seven members of staff.
Kukay had said that they had accused the radio station of putting out an inaccurate report on violence in Mogadishu the day before.
All the other employees have since been released and the radio has resumed its programming.
It is the third time since January that a radio station in Mogadishu has been raided by the authorities.
Somalia has experienced continued instability despite dozens of peace initiatives since the overthrow of Siad Barre, former president, in 1991.