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Nkaissery gag order on distributing Lamu Al-Shabaab video lawful

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery’s gag order on sharing a video online that showed the last moments of the Al Shabaab before they attacked the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Baure camp in Lamu County is lawful and constitutional. The video which was published by ITV shows the moments before the Al Shabaab fighters were preparing to battle KDF forces and half ...

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Terror attack at Nairobi’s Wakulima market foiled

Reports indicate that officers drawn from an elite unit of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) earlier this week arrested two members of the Somali terror group Al Shabaab who were reportedly en route to carry out a suicide bomb attack on Nairobi’s Wakulima market. The KDF officers also reportedly recovered a suicide vest from the two attackers who were part ...

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New fears of Al Shabaab terror attacks in Nairobi

  Barely a month after the Al Shabaab terror attack on Garissa University College that claimed an estimated 147 lives, there are new fears the Somali terror group may be planning more audacious attacks on prominent locations within the City of Nairobi. Speculation is swirling on social media that there are Al Shabaab operatives in the country planning attacks on ...

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Nakuru aspiring police recruits vow to fight Al-Shabaab

Two Nakuru youths who turned at the Afraha stadium for the police recruitment that took place on Monday have told the Kenya Monitor that they are not afraid of being involved risky situations should they picked in the service. Paul Maranga and James Waweru who had also turned up for the earlier recruitment that was later called off on allegations ...

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Bizarre leak claims to link Raila, Buhari, Al Shabaab and Boko Haram

A bizarre intelligence report being attributed to the Iranian government claims to link former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Nigeria’s President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari to extremist terror groups that have terrorized their respective countries. The report, written mostly in English, claims that Raila and Buhari are using Al Shabaab and Boko Haram to further their political ambitions. Its important to emphasize ...

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Outrage over misuse of chopper in Garissa rescue mission

There is mounting outrage over revelations that the delay in rescuing students caught up in the terror attack at Garissa University College was caused, in part, by the fact that a chopper to be used for the mission had instead been deployed to transport the relative of senior police commandant and an unnamed businessman hours after it was apparent that ...

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Negative stereotypes are the cancer eating Kenya

Every time I think about the challenges we face as a country in pushing for a culture of ethnic diversity, I cannot help but conclude that it lies in the negative stereotypes we peddle against communities. Negative stereotypes are to me the main reason why we fought each other in 2007/2008 and are still the reason we still fight each ...

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Varsity students arrested for spreading terror message released…

Two Egerton University students who were arrested over the weekend for spreading a terror message on social media have been released. The two Titus Nyaga and Alex Wachira were arrested on Saturday at around 1 am for spreading a message on Facebook saying that the University which is situated in Njoro would be the next target after the Garissa University ...

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Kenyans to Al Shabaab: Please blow up our Parliament

By Kenya Monitor Contributor It’s no secret that most Kenyans don’t like their Members of Parliament. Their constant bickering, unwarranted salary hikes, corruption and chronic absenteeism means that there is precious little affection to go around for MPs. It appears some Kenyans have taken this loathing to a whole new and deadly depth. A Facebook post by Nation FM revealing ...

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