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MILITARY

KDF Soldier Injured in Al-Shabaab Attack in Lamu

User Security has been intensified in terror-prone Boni forest in Lamu following Tuesday’s suspected Al-Shabaab attack that left one Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldier nursing serious injuries. A statement from KDF Spokesperson Esther Wanjiku privy to Opera News Hub on Tuesday evening indicated that the KDF soldier was injured when a vehicle they were traveling in ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) suspected to have been planted on the road by the militants between Milimani and Baure area in Lamu’s Boni forest.

  1 month ago ago
KDF Soldier Injured in Al-Shabaab Attack in Lamu

POLITICS

Al-Shabaab Prone Boni Forest Residents Locked Out of Mass Voter Registration Exercise

User Terror prone Boni forest people in Lamu County are yet to practice their democratic right of going to register as voters despite the exercise having kicked off on Monday this week. Opera News Hub has established that by Wednesday this week, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials were still making arrangements on how voter registration materials will be ferried to Boni forest before the exercise begin.

  1 month ago ago
Al-Shabaab Prone Boni Forest Residents Locked Out of Mass Voter Registration Exercise

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Al-Shabaab Attacks no More!Residents Give A Thumbs up to Linda Boni Operation

User Residents in areas prone to Al-Shabaab attacks in Lamu County have lauded the ongoing crackdown for Al-Shabaab militants in Boni forest for bringing down terror attacks and attempts in the region in recent days. The residents mostly from villages bordering the dense Boni forest including Milimani, Basuba, Mangai, Mararani, Kiangwe, Madina, Pandanguo and those on the border villages of Lamu with Somalia, including Kiunga and Ishakani praised the national government for the efforts made in combing the Al-Qaeda

  1 year ago ago
Al-Shabaab Attacks no More!Residents Give A Thumbs up to Linda Boni Operation

OTHERS-TERRORISM

KDF Soldiers Kill 12 Al-Shabaab Terrorists In Boni Forest, Capture One Alive

User Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers taking part in the ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni in Lamu County have managed to kill 12 Al-Shabaab militants and captured one alive. During the Thursday morning raid by KDF to one of the Al-Shabaab camps within Nginda area which is between Korisa and Bar’goni in Lamu, soliders managed to recover several weapons including 3 AK 47 rifles, 7 magazines, over 1000 rounds of ammunition, pouches, a water carrier among other paraphernalia which were le

  1 year ago ago
KDF Soldiers Kill 12 Al-Shabaab Terrorists In Boni Forest, Capture One Alive

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Daring Al-Shabaab Attacks Reccorded in Lamu

User Frequent terrorist attacks that were being orchestrated by Somalia based Al-Shabaab in various parts of Lamu County prompted the national government to establish key security camps in the region. The camps are of both the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and police of various units, all of which are taking part in the ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni. The operation was launched by the national government since September, 2015. The objective of the operation is to flush out Al-Shabaab milit

  1 year ago ago
Daring Al-Shabaab Attacks Reccorded in Lamu

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Remarkable KDF Raids at Al-Shabaab Hideouts in Boni Forest

User In the wake of Al-Shabaab attacks and killings to civilians and security agencies in Lamu, the national government launched a multi-agency security operation dubbed Linda Boni. The security operation was launched in September, 2015 with key objective being to flush out Al-Shabaab militants believed to be hiding inside the dense Boni forest. Apart from Lamu, the operation also covers other two counties bordering the expansive Boni forest, including Tana River and Garissa. It was supposed to be conducted

  1 year ago ago
Remarkable KDF Raids at Al-Shabaab Hideouts in Boni Forest

OTHERS-TERRORISM

KDF Soldiers Foil Attempted Al-Shabaab Attack at Milihoi in Lamu

User Security agencies in Lamu have foiled an attempted Al-Shabaab attack to a camp belonging to the H-Young Construction Company at Milihoi area. H-Young is the company which was awarded the tender by the government to undertake the ongoing construction of the 135-kilometre Lamu-Garsen road. Lamu County Police Commander Moses Murithi told journalists that a group of about ten heavily armed suspected Al-Shabaab militants tried to force their way into the camp before they were repulsed by the Kenya Defense F

  1 year ago ago
KDF Soldiers Foil Attempted Al-Shabaab Attack at Milihoi in Lamu

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Al-Shabaab Curbing Projects by the Government Stall Six Years On

User The national government is yet to complete the intended infrastructural projects within the Linda Boni Operation zones six years on. The projects which include roads and airstrips were to be set up strategically to aid movement of security officers in the ongoing multi-agency security operation in the areas following constant Al-Shabaab attacks. The national government launched the operation in September 2015 with a key objective being to destabilize and de-operationalize the Al-Shabaab’s elite group

  1 year ago ago
Al-Shabaab Curbing Projects by the Government Stall Six Years On

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Al-Shabaab Attacks, Covid-19 Pandemic Haven't Stopped Lamu From Developing

User With reduced Al-Shabaab attacks in recent days, the challenge of Covid-19 pandemic, Lamu County is still recording great strides in terms of development, a situation which has given residents hope that the region will open up for the better. Lamu has for several years been on the receiving end following frequent cases of Al-Shabaab attacks and killings. The worst Al-Shabaab incident reported in Lamu is that of June, 2014 where heavily armed terrorists invaded Mpeketoni and Kibaoni towns and massacred m

  1 year ago ago
Al-Shabaab Attacks, Covid-19 Pandemic Haven't Stopped Lamu From Developing

MILITARY

KDF Soldiers Launch Community Outreach Programs to Solidify Relationship With Public in Lamu

User The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers taking part in the ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni in Lamu have embarked on a series of activities aimed at winning the hearts of locals living within the operation areas in view to improving cooperation between the two sides. The operation Linda Boni was launched by the national government in September, 2015 with key objective being to flush out Al-Shabaab militants believed to be hiding inside the dense Boni forest. This week, the KDF soldier

  1 year ago ago
KDF Soldiers Launch Community Outreach Programs to Solidify Relationship With Public in Lamu

OTHERS-TERRORISM

KDF’s Existing Cooperation With Locals in Lamu’s Boni Forest Inseparable, Why?

User The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers taking part in the ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni have tried their best to maintain loyalty with the locals within the operation areas. The Linda Boni security operation was launched by the national government in September, 2015 with key objective being to flush out Al-Shabaab’s elite group Jaysh Al-Ayman which has been operating from inside the Boni forest since early 2012 in retaliation to the deployment of Kenyan troops to Somalia. Beside

  1 year ago ago
KDF’s Existing Cooperation With Locals in Lamu’s Boni Forest Inseparable, Why?

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Locals Plead With KDF in Boni Forest to Conduct Free Medical Camps Frequently

User Residents in areas where the multi-agency security operation Linda Boni is ongoing in Lamu are pleading with the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers involved in the operation to organize frequent medical camps in their villages. The Linda Boni operation was launched by the national government in September, 2015 with key objective being to flush out Al-Shabaab elements believed to be hiding inside the dense Boni forest. Villages found within the operation areas in Lamu County include Pandanguo, Bar’go

  1 year ago ago
Locals Plead With KDF in Boni Forest to Conduct Free Medical Camps Frequently

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Locals In Lamu’s Terror Prone Areas Plead With State to Establish KDF, Police Camps

User Residents of Kiunga and Ishakani on the border of Lamu with Somalia and those in Boni forest villages are pleading with state to establish extra security camps in all areas deemed Al-Shabaab hotspots along the Hindi-Kiunga road. The 250-kilometre Hindi-Kiunga road is the only connection between Lamu West and East Sub-Counties by land. The road passes through the dense Boni Forest where Al-Shabaab’s elite group Jaysh Al-Ayman is believed to have been operating from inside the expansive forest since ea

  1 year ago ago
Locals In Lamu’s Terror Prone Areas Plead With State to Establish KDF, Police Camps

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Flushing Out Al-Shabaab Insurgents From Boni Forest Too Long, Why?

User The ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni was launched by the national government on September 15, 2015. The main objective of the operation is to flush out Al-Shabaab militants who are believed to be hiding inside the dense Boni forest. The expansive Boni forest stretches in three counties of Lamu, Tana River and Garissa, all of which are covered by the Linda Boni Operation. The operation was initially supposed to exist for only three months, a duration which was expected to bring to an e

  1 year ago ago
Flushing Out Al-Shabaab Insurgents From Boni Forest Too Long, Why?

OTHERS-TERRORISM

What You Should Know About The Kenya-Somalia Border Securitisation Project And Its Viability

User In the wake of Al-Shabaab terrorist attacks in the Northern Parts of Kenya, particularly counties bordering the Kenya-Somalia border, including Lamu, Mandera, Garissa, Wajir and others, the national government came up with measures aimed at averting the rampant attacks by the Somali-based terrorists in the affected counties. Among the measures taken include the launching of the ongoing multi-agency security operation dubbed Linda Boni which covers three counties bordering Boni forest including Lamu, Ta

  1 year ago ago
What You Should Know About The Kenya-Somalia Border Securitisation Project And Its Viability

AGRICULTURE

LAMU: Starving Boni Community Forced To Live On Wild Fruits

Over 3,000 people belonging to the Boni minority community who dwells in Boni forest are staring at hunger with their own eyes amid acute food shortage in the area. The county is found in seven villages of milimani, Baduba, Mangai, Marani, Kisngwe, Pandanguo and Madina. These villages are all situated inside the dense Boni forest A section of the nation journalists who visited most of their villages found out that their living conditions were not good at all. What is more heartening is that these people are

  1 year ago ago
LAMU: Starving Boni Community Forced To Live On Wild Fruits

CRIME

Kenya spent more than Ksh 50bn on Al-Shabaab crackdown

Kibicho: Kenya spent more than Sh50bn to crack down on Shabaab fighters The national government has spent over Sh50 billion in the ongoing crackdown against al-Shabaab militants in Boni Forest, dubbed operation 'Linda Boni'', Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has revealed.During a public address in Hindi town, Mr Kibicho said the money was mainly used to buy security machinery that has enabled security agencies in Boni Forest to execute their duties. Karanja Kibicho In September 2015, the government

  1 year ago ago
Kenya spent more than Ksh 50bn on Al-Shabaab crackdown

PET-ANIMALS

Boni People Want Government to Allow them Access Boni Forest

User The Boni minority community in Lamu wants the government to allow them venture into the dense Boni forest. The Boni are among Kenya’s last forest communities who have been depending on the Boni forest for their survival where they gathered wild fruits, roots, honey and also hunted wild animals for their survival. Since the commencement of the ongoing multi-agency security operation Linda Boni in September, 2015, the Bonis have not been allowed to access the forest. The operation’s objective is to f

  1 year ago ago
Boni People Want Government to Allow them Access Boni Forest

OTHERS-TERRORISM

Stop Sidelining Us On Coronavirus Campaigns, Boni People Say

User The Boni minority community members in Lamu County have complained of being sidelined in the ongoing campaigns against Coronavirus. The Boni who are also among Kenya’s last forest community occupy the villages of Pandanguo and Bar’goni in Lamu West as well as those of Milimani, Basuba, Mangai, Mararani, Kiangwe and Madina, all in Lamu East. The villages, all of which are within the dense Boni forest are considered terror prone due to the frequency of Al-Shabaab attacks there. Speaking to Opera News

  1 year ago ago
Stop Sidelining Us On Coronavirus Campaigns, Boni People Say