Two unidentified gunmen shot Mohamed multiple times just
outside his home in the Dharkenley district of the capital, according to news
reports and local journalists.
After a period in exile, Mohamed, 34, had recently returned
to Somalia to work as a reporter and producer for state broadcasters Radio
Mogadishu and Somali National Television.
He had covered government and
parliamentary affairs, according to local journalists and news reports.
Mohamed had fled Somalia in 2009 due to the country’s
insecurity, resettling in Kampala, Uganda, for a time, according to news
reports. Nicknamed “Honest,” he had formerly worked at the independent
outlet Radio Shabelle.
Local journalists speculated
he could have been killed by Al-Shabaab militants because of his affiliation
with government media. Journalists for Radio Shabelle, his former station, had
also been targeted for attack in the previous year.
Mohamed was survived
by a pregnant wife and two daughters, local journalists told CPJ.