Friday June 1, 2018
Al Shabaab terror group on Monday executed two Kenyans it accused of spying for Somalia and Kenyan intelligence services.The militants often force locals to gather and witness the brutal executions to discourage anyone who may think of betraying their cause.
Shukri Ali, 22, who hails from Garissa, and Farah Godane from Lamu were executed by dagger-wielding militants in the presence of the locals in Fino town, Lower Shabelle region.
The executions are mainly by firing squad, throat slitting and stoning.
A source further confirmed that later that evening, five other Kenyans and two Tanzanians were tortured in the same camp over allegations of ISIS connections.
The source added that the tortured group was found reading online content that the leader of the camp said was related to ISIS.
Ailing Al Shabaab leader Abu Ubeidha released an audio message on May 20 reaffirming the group's allegiance to Al Qaeda.
Analysts believe that by torturing the foreign fighters, the leader was sending a message of reassurance to the militant leader of his loyalty him.
Rumour has also been rife within aL Shabaab circles over a hostile take over by Ubeidha's two deputies Mahata Karate and Maalim Osman.
The foreign Al Shabaab fighters, mainly from Kenya, have witnessed rampant executions by the group who accuse them of being moles.
So far, more than 20 Kenyans have been killed over such accusations.
They include Jared Mokaya Omambia, Faraj Abdulmajid, Ahmed Yusuf Hassan, Ahmed Nur Abdi Osoble, Abdullah Talal Musa, Hashim Othman Selali among many others.