A prominent Somali journalist, Hodan Nalayeh, who hosted the TV show Integration is among nine people killed in Alshabab attack on a hotel in Kismayo.
Hodan died together with her husband in Assasay hotel in Kismayo after a complex attack by Alshabaab in this afternoon.
Alshabaab has claimed the responsibility of the ongoing attack which started with an explosion at the gate of hotel Assasey which is popular with Members of the Somali government.
Hodon hosted prominent TV show known as Integration that mainly targeted Somali diaspora. She described her TV show as the ”first English news channel for Somali across the world,” in the intro of one of her videos recorded in 2017.
She was very popular among Somalis in the diaspora and in Somalia and she featured her Youtube many inspiring Somali stories both in the diaspora and back home( Somalia). The last video that she uploaded on her channel she met a group of Somali women in Kismayo to discuss ”Somalia’s Most Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs”