Wednesday, March 25, 2009

As Shabaab Kidnap Kenya Officials

Daily Nation
A Somali militant group has kidnapped four Kenya government officers in North Eastern Province.

The Al-Shabaab abducted the officials on their way to attend the Provincial primary school ball games tournament in Mandera town.

Wajir South District Education Officer Mr Moses Mwangi, his Quality Assurance colleague Mr Charles Nyakundi, the Provincial Quality Assurance officer Mr Onchiri Onyancha, their driver, a Mr Abdullahi, and an unnamed Wajir South based education officer were abducted at about 10 am.

The vehicle they were travelling in was reportedly intercepted by heavily armed Al- Shabaab militiamen terrorists[...ed] who commandeered it into Somalia.

The Al-Shabaab militiamen terrorists[..ed], who have taken over control of vast parts of Somalia are accused of entering Kenyan territory and abducting aid workers in exchange for ransom.

Intelligence and security officials are concerned about the recent increased Al Shabaab activity in North Eastern Province.
As Shabaab tentacles are reaching further and further.

Possibly related:
Part I - A Mosque Under Fire
Part II - Relative of Missing Somalia Man Speaks

Crossposted at Jawa Report

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