Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have killed a police reservist in Mandera County in an attack seen have been targeting to destroy a communications mast. The Sunday 3am incident was carried out by a group of about 10 heavily armed militants, according to Lafey Deputy County Commissioner John Marete.
Al-Shabab, the al-Qaeda-linked armed group based in Somalia, said it has set up a coronavirus treatment centre in the country. "Al-Shabab’s coronavirus prevention and treatment committee has opened a COVID-19 centre," the group said in a broadcast on their radio station Andalus, adding the centre had been set up in Jilib, about 380km (236 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu.
Countries around the world continue to grapple with the coronavirus as the pandemic spreads across borders. Despite efforts by governments, healthcare providers, and humanitarian workers, communities are reeling from the impact of the virus. This is particularly true of traditional vulnerable populations, including more than seventy million forcibly displaced people and millions more living in areas with little to no public health infrastructure. But what about those communities under the sway of armed groups and non-state actors?
CHRIPS Case digest delves into decisions made in Kenyan courts on terrorism.
Trial delays in Kenyan courts are frustrating efforts to deliver justice in terror-related cases, a new report shows. The report by the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS) says the delayed trials and rulings serve to weaken the trust of citizens in the justice system, posing challenges for investigators, prosecutors and judges or magistrates handling such cases.
Kenya Defence Forces soldiers on Saturday killed five al Shabaab militants during a foiled attack on Somali Security Forces (SSF) stationed in Bilis Qooqani. The KDF unit operating under AMISOM, dispatched a special platoon of soldiers to assist their Somali counterparts following a distress call.
A young Italian woman who was kidnapped in late 2018 from an orphanage in Kenya, has been freed, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Saturday. Silvia Romano was 23 and working as a volunteer in the orphanage in Chakama village in southeast Kenya when she was seized by gunmen in November 2018.
Regional security agencies must beware of a potential new wave of violent extremism in the season of Covid-19. Experts poring over the problem of radicalisation and violent extremism say the terror merchants may take advantage of the shift in attention by authorities towards the novel coronavirus to strike where it hurts.
Police shot and killed a terror suspect in a shootout in Likoni, Mombasa County, on Friday. The suspect identified as Kennedy Okaka Otunge was found in the house of another terror suspect named Ali Kodza, said County commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo. According to a police report obtained by the Nation, the suspects fired at police. "The team received promptly responded, fatally injuring Kennedy Okaka Otunge inside the house," it states.
Some 52 young people were shot dead or beheaded in the country's north as an Islamist insurgency gains strength. Local and national security services as well as foreign mercenaries have been unable to stop the militants.