The Teachers Service Commission is banking on the support of Northern Kenya communities to ensure employees posted there are safe. The commission will also engage other stakeholders to ensure learning is not disrupted for thousands of children because the lives of teachers are threatened. Non-local teachers working in Mandera, Garissa and Wajir counties have been the targets of attack by al Shabaab militia with several killed and others injured.
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has announced that an April 2nd airstrike killed a high-ranking member of the Al Qaeda affiliated in Somalia, Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen (HSM). The high-ranking terrorists has since been identified as Yusuf Jiis a terrorist has been pivotal in organizing and orchestrating various deadly attack in the East African region.
Muslim clerics in conflict-hit Somalia are moving to the front-line of the battle against coronavirus in a bid to counter the propaganda of militant Islamists, writes BBC Somalia analyst Mary Harper.
As Kenya and the world concentrate on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, residents of Wajir have been asked not to forget about security in the region. County commissioner Jacob Narengo on Sunday said matters of security should not be forgotten because al Shabaab could strike anytime.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops on Thursday killed 12 suspected Al-Shabaab militants in a raid at their camp inside the vast Boni Forest in Lamu County.
Kenya Defence Forces killed 12 al Shabaab militants on Thursday following a successful raid on their camp at Nginda area, a location between Korisa and Bargoni in Lamu county.
At least 20 innocent lives have been lost as a result of terror attacks that have been carried out in the last two months by suspected Al Shabaab militants. An analysis by Sunday Nation shows that the terror group has this year alone launched 16 attacks which all targeted North Eastern and Coast regions.
Security officers were the primary target in terror attacks recorded in 2019, a report has shown. The report titled ‘Terror Attacks and Arrests Observatory’ documented data from January 2019 to December 2019. It shows that 42 security officials died in direct attacks by al Shabaab militants. They were 12 General Service Unit (GSU) officers, 10 Anti-Stock Theft Unit officers, eight police officers, eight Administration Police (AP) officer, three Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers and one police reservist.
A total of 83 people were killed in terror-related attacks last year, 2019 compared to 56 killed in 2018. A report by the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), a leading international African research centre based in Kenya, shows that security officials were the most targeted group and also recorded the highest number of fatalities in 2019.