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September 20, 2017 4:02 AM Terrorism major threat to Kenya’s security

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has singled out terrorism as the biggest threat to Kenya’s national security and development. In a report presented during the induction of MPs Wednesday, NIS Deputy Assistant Director Alexander Muteshi said that the threat remains high in border counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Lamu. Mr Muteshi told the MPs that the threats

September 18, 2017 6:44 AM Nine killed in fighting between different branches of Somali government forces: police

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital on Saturday, police said. “It seems they mistook the Somali national army for (clan) militias. The death toll is nine people including a civilian,” Major Abdullahi Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters. He said the fighting 1

September 15, 2017 5:35 PM Matiang’i, police bosses differ on security matter

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said the attacks witnessed in Lamu County were purely orchestrated by suspected Al-Shabaab militants. Dr Matiang’i thus ruled out intercommunity conflict as the cause of insecurity in the volatile region. His remarks contradict that of senior security officials in the Coast region who have repeatedly 2

September 14, 2017 6:30 AM US issues travel alert on Kenya ahead of October repeat poll

The US State Department has issued a travel alert, warning of possible violence linked to October 17 repeat presidential election. The new notice comes less than a week after the US urged travellers to Kenya to take precautions against the threat of Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks. Wednesday's alert notes that rallies and demonstrations “may occur with little

September 13, 2017 5:45 PM US says drone strikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab members

Mogadishu - The US has carried out three drone strikes in southern Somalia that killed six members of the al-Shabaab extremist group, the military said on Wednesday, as efforts increase to combat Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist organisation. A US Africa Command statement said on Wednesday morning's strikes occurred about 260km south of the capital

September 12, 2017 11:03 AM KDF discover key al Shabaab hideouts inside Boni Forest

Officers conducting the ongoing multi-agency security Operation Linda Boni in Lamu county have discovered and flattened three key al Shabaab hideouts at Lango la Simba in Witu Division of Lamu West. According to Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri who was speaking during a security meeting at Mahrus Hotel in Lamu Island on Sunday, September 5

September 12, 2017 7:08 AM Four Burundi nationals arrested in Isiolo while headed for Somalia to join Al-shabaab terror group

Four Burundi nationals were Tuesday morning arrested at Merile area along Isiolo-Marsabit Highway, Isiolo County while headed to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab militia. Police say the men had traveled from Bujumbura to Kenya as tourists. They then embarked on a journey that would take them through Isiolo, Mandera and later cross to Somalia. They were stopped

September 11, 2017 3:26 PM AP officer dies after car runs over bomb

An Administration Police officer has died with six others being injured after a vehicle they were travelling in ran over a homemade bomb in Mararani, Lamu County. The explosive is believed to have been planted by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Sankuri-Mararani road in Lamu East. “The incident happened yesterday (Sunday) evening when the officers were on their 2

September 11, 2017 12:09 PM Senior police officer killed in another deadly Lamu attack

A Senior Administration Police officer has lost his life after a vehicle he was traveling in ran over a homemade bomb in Mararani area, Lamu. The officer was not alone during the Sunday, September 10,explosion said to be the works of outlawed terror group Al Shabaab. Six other police officers who were aboard the same vehicle suffered serious injuries 7

September 11, 2017 8:24 AM 180 Somali soldiers escape to Mandera after Bullahawa Al Shabaab attack

More than 180 solders of Somali National Army escaped to Mandera after Al Shabaab attacked their camp in neighbouring Bullahawa town Monday morning. At least a dozen of them had injuries when they arrived at the Kenyan border and were admitted to Mandera hospitals, officials said. Others included 14 civilians. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) came to the help of the SNA in Bullahawa 1