Al-Shabaab execute 2 Kenyans over spying


Al-Shabaab execute 2 Kenyans over spying
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In Summary

  • A source further confirmed to Citizen Digital that five other Kenyans and two Tanzanians were tortured over allegations of ISIS connections.
  • The seven were found reading online content that the leader of the camp said was related to ISIS.

Al-Shabaab terror group on Monday executed two Kenyans they accused of spying for Somalia and Kenyan intelligence services in Fino town, Lower Shabelle region.

The two, Shukri Ali, 22, from Garissa and Farah Godane from Lamu were executed by dagger wielding militants in front of locals forcefully gathered to witness.

Residents of Al-Shabaab controlled areas have witnessed regular executions carried out by the militant group. The executions are mainly by firing squad, throat slitting and stoning.

A source further confirmed to Citizen Digital that later that evening of May 28, five other Kenyans and two Tanzanians were tortured over allegations of ISIS connections.

According to the source, the seven were found reading online content that the leader of the camp said was related to ISIS.

Ailing leader of the terror group, Abu Ubeidha, released an audio message on May 20, 2018, reaffirming the group’s allegiance to millitant group Al-Qaeda.

Rumour has also been rife within Al-Shabaab circle over a hostile take-over by Ubeidha’s two deputies, Mahata Karate and Maalim Osman.

Analysts believe that by torturing the foreign fighters, the leader was sending a message of reassurance to the Al-Qaeda leader that he is still with him.

The foreign Al-Shabaab fighters mainly from Kenya have witnessed rampant executions by the group who accuse them of being moles within the group.

More than 20 Kenyans have been killed so far, among them; Jared Mokaya Omambia, Faraj Abdulmajid, Ahmed Yusuf Hassan, Ahmed Nur Abdi Osoble, Abdullah Talal Musa, Hashim Othman Selali among many others.

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