KENYA: Residents Call for Enhanced Security
  • 14 September 2017

Residents of Lamu County held protests on 6 and 7 September demanding enhanced security measures after four men were beheaded and several houses raided by suspected members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al Shabaab. Residents were reportedly angered by police inaction after reporting the presence of suspicious men near Silini-Mashambani village on 5 September. […]

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KENYA: Three Killed in al-Shabaab Attack
  • 24 August 2017

At least three men were beheaded and several houses torched on 18 August during an early morning raid on a village on the northern coast of Kenya by members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al-Shabaab. The gunmen reportedly struck Maleli Village in Lamu County at around 12.30am on 18 August, targeting men but sparing […]

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KENYA: Al-Shabaab Militants Kill Seven Christian Men
  • 27 July 2017

Al-Shabaab militants have led a series of attacks in Kenya’s Lamu County. Between 5 and 8 July, militants raided three villages, Pandanguo, Jima, and Poromoko, killing three police officers as well as seven Christian men: Said Mbigo, Matei Mlatia, Peter Mburu, Teresio Munyi, Mwangangi Muneni, Katana Karisa Chai, and Musyoka Maithya. On 5 July, over 200 militants raided […]

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KENYA: Christian Teacher Shot Dead in Front of his Pupils
  • 22 June 2017

Al-Shabaab militants walked into Fafi Primary School, 95 km from Garissa, and shot dead a Christian teacher, Elly Oloo Ojiema ─ right in front of his pupils. They kidnapped another Christian teacher, Joseph Kamau, and a Muslim colleague who tried to protect him. The Muslim teacher of Somali descent who was abducted tried to shield […]

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SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Increases Terror Attacks
  • 07 June 2017

Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab has overtaken Nigeria’s Boko Haram as Africa’s deadliest militant group, according to new figures from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). The data, compiled by the Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, showed that al-Shabaab was responsible for 4,281 casualties in 2016, compared to 3,499 by Boko Haram. The […]

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