PRESS RELEASE : Dated: 15th October 2021


The Council of Somali Organisations condemns the brutal murder of Sir David Amess MP, who tragically died after being stabbed during a meeting with his constituents on Friday afternoon. This was a senseless murder which has shocked British communities across the country. 

We are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence perpetrated upon an innocent Member of Parliament Sir David Amess who died after being stabbed multiple times at his constituency surgery in Essex. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to Sir David Amess’s family, loved ones and his constituents.  

Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with Sir David Amess’s family, loved ones, and anyone who has been affected by this callous act. 

Director of CSO, Kahiye Alim said: “I send my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Sir David Amess MP. His life was one of service to others and we will remember his legacy is one of empowerment and community building. We utterly condemn this brutal murder, which is an affront to all of our values and our democratic society itself.”

The Council of Somali organisations remain committed to supporting all our communities and working to create partnership and a better society between all, Let us come together, in unity and against division, in response to this horrific act, in the words of the late Jo Cox MP, we have #MoreInCommon”


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