Mogadishu – 23rd July 2014- The Acting Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, Honorable Lydia Wanyoto Mutende has strongly condemned the assassination of a well-known Member of Parliament and singer Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu.
The female Somali Lawmaker was killed today 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; fourof 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.