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Al Shabaab on the loose: Kenya issues alert over militants invasion in Meru

Sunday August 26, 2018

The government has issued a security alert after al Shabaab militants were allegedly dispatched to an undisclosed premise in Meru, Kenya.

Imenti North Deputy county commissioner Isaac Masinde said the operatives from Somalia were dispatched at an unspecified date in July 2018.

"They are believed to be holed up at an undisclosed premise where they are planning how to execute their attacks to commemorate their fallen heroes on an unspecified date," Masinde said.

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In a notice to the OCPD dated August 23rd, Masinde said a Somali businessman who operated in Meru and North Eastern is believed to be harbouring the militants.

"They are targeting prime targets like departmental stores (supermarket) institutions of higher learning, churches, government institutions (offices/hospitals) among others," he said.

Masinde asked the OCPD to be alert and vigilant to avert such attacks.

Seven years after Kenya invaded Somalia to tame terror attacks in the Coast and Northeastern by al Shabaab, the army is still lodged in the country.

The Kenya Defence Forces have had some ups and downs, but any plans to retreat are pegged back by unending volatility.


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