Kenyan court sentences two men to eighteen years imprisonment over 2013 Westgate mall attack

A court in Kenya sentenced two men on Friday to 18 years in prison for helping al Shabaab gunmen in a 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall that killed 67 people. Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hussein Hassan Mustafa were sentenced for 18 years apiece on each of two charges, to be served concurrently. Abdi… Read More Kenyan court sentences two men to eighteen years imprisonment over 2013 Westgate mall attack

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attack military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group on Sunday attacked a military base in Kenya used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces, and a police report said the Islamists had destroyed two planes, two helicopters and multiple vehicles. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) confirmed an attack on the Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu county, close to the Somali border… Read More Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attack military base used by Kenyan and U.S. forces

Several police officers dead following bomb attack in Kenya

A roadside bomb hit a police vehicle patrolling near Kenya’s border with Somalia on Saturday, killing several of the 11 officers inside, a police spokesman said. Separately, another blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed eight people, according to emergency services. Both attacks were claimed by Somali Islamist insurgents who also kidnapped three Kenyan police reservists… Read More Several police officers dead following bomb attack in Kenya

Policeman shot dead as gunmen abduct two Cuban doctors in Kenya

Gunmen abducted two Cuban doctors near Kenya’s border with Somalia on Friday as they were going to work, and shot dead a police officer guarding them, authorities said. Local television station KTN News said police suspected the gunmen could be militants from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group. Kenyan Citizen television footage showed police setting… Read More Policeman shot dead as gunmen abduct two Cuban doctors in Kenya