Security Review-March 2018

Security Review-March 2018

On the 8th of March 2018, the United States listed two Kenyan Al-Shabaab leaders, Ahmad Ali and Abdifatah Abdi, as global terrorists. Ahmed Ali was known to be the groups’ Kenyan branch operations leader and routinely targeted Kenyan AMISOM troops in Somalia. The State Department cited the January 2016 attack on Kenyan AMISOM troops in El Adde, Somalia which left about 100 KDF soldiers dead, and an unknown number missing; as one of the activities, he was involved in. His counterpart Abdi, on the other hand, was listed and put on the Kenyan government’s wanted list of terrorists known or suspected to be members of Al-Shabaab in 2015. The police reported that Abdi recruited members who provided support to Al-Shabaab and
engaged in acts that threaten peace, security or stability of Somalia. The Kenya police have also revealed the supreme court area in Nairobi as a target by Al-Shabaab. According to the documents profiling the suspects, it was also disclosed that one Adbimajit Hassan Adan worked closely with Anthony Kitila Makau, Mohamed Osman Nane, John Kiarie, and Lydia Nyawira Mburu in the plot.

Gaps & Opportunities For Engagement in Isiolo County
Security Review-February 2018