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Police Kill 15 Suspected Al Shabaab Terrorists

According to reports released on Tuesday, January 18, a multi-agency force charged with conducting operations in the dangerous Boni forest encircled the militia group.


According to reports, an unknown number of militants were seriously injured during the raid.

The sting operation also resulted in the destruction of the militia group's command and logistic bases in Bodhei.

The organization is accused of being behind a recent round of attacks in Lamu that have claimed the lives of over 15 individuals.


IEDs, communication equipment, multiple uniforms, machine guns, ammo, and AK 47 rifles were found following the attack.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, asked the Inspector General of Police (IG), Hillary Mutyambia, to investigate remarks and posts made by 12 people on Facebook about the incidents in order to curb the growing occurrences of insecurity in the area.

DPP Haji expressed worry over a Facebook page called 'Lamu County Politics Unlimited Group,' where people posted racist messages.

He told Mutyambai that he had 30 days to submit a full report on the page.

"The 12 individuals have published content that may incite feelings of contempt, hatred, hostility, violence, or discrimination against certain ethnic groups, in violation of Article 33 (2) of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010, Section 62 (1) of the National Cohesion and Integration Act, 2008, and Sections 22 and 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act, 2018," according to the statement.

"As a result, I am directing you to conduct thorough investigations into the aforementioned publications and submit the resulting investigation file within 30 days. Within 14 days, a progress report shall be sent to my office for further instructions "The DPP gave the order.

Fred Matiang'i, the Interior Cabinet Secretary, announced a dusk to dawn curfew in various districts of Lamu on January 5. The curfew was imposed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. due to an upsurge in insecurity in the area.

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