Kenya army helps capture 5 al Shabaab strongholds in Somalia
The war against Al Shabaab militia has gone a notch higher after the capture of five major towns in Southern Somalia.
The town of Qoqaani was captured on Saturday by Kenya army backed Somalia Transitional Government (TGF). And yesterday Dhoobley, Afmadow, Taabto and Diif towns fell under TFG, Ras Kamboni and Kenya military fire.
But as the Kenyan military air crafts continue to provide ‘logistical support’ to the TGF some Muslim leaders have already declared a Jihad against the Kenyan army that has invaded the ‘holy’. Al shabaab has also threatened a suicide attack against Nairobi for entering into Somalia.
The weakened militia group which has already lost control of Mogadishu has also faced attacks from the Kenyan Navy backed by international naval ships that have been in the high seas looking for pirates.
Already two boats have been sunked in the Indian Ocean by the navy and the forces are not resting until Kisimayu is captured from the rebels.
Last night the Kenyan police arrested two British nationals in Lamu allegedly heading to Somalia to fight for the Alshabaab.
“There are two British citizens who were arrested yesterday. We suspect that they are coordinating the activities of al Shabaab … or maybe they were passing on information to these people,” said Charles Owino, deputy police spokesman.
The two men of Somali descent and the other of Pakistani descent, were seized in the border town Kiunga, just north of the Lamu archipelago.
There is heightened security in Nairobi with major government installations. Elite forces have been deployed to deter any possible al shabaab attack.