Three Al Shabaab terrorists have been named in a police report as the masterminds of recruiting youths into terror groups in the country.
The three have been reported to lure Kenyan youth using hefty cash promises and non-existent college opportunities in Somalia and the Middle East
They have all shifted base from Kenya to Somalia.
Below are profiles of the three suspects.
Abdifatah Abubakar Ahmed
From Somalia but grew up mostly in Kenya
Holds a fraudulent Kenyan Identity Card
Deported to Somalia in 2008 for harboring Hazun Fazul and Saleh Nabhan
Sway young people in Mombasa and coastal regional and co-ordinates terrorists attacks at the coast
Spearheaded attacks in Lamu and Tana river county
Involved in attack on Westgate Mall in 2013
Also recruits women at the coast to Al shabaab
The women include Ummul Khayr Sadir, Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir and Maryam Said Aboud.
The three were arrested in El Wak while attempting to cross to Somalia.
Ramadhan Hamisi Kufungwa
Abdifatah’s accomplice at the coast
Was an Imam at Masjid Musa Mosque
Fled to Somalia
Recruits youth and facilitates them to Somalia
Mastermind of murders of sheiks opposed to terrorist teachings and those working with the government, including Sheikh Idriss Muhamed
Provides logistical support to militia holed up in Boni forest
Ahmed Iman Ali
Studied Engineering at UoN under Higher Education Laons Boards (HELB) program
Social media terrorist
Is the strategist propagandist, appearing in several videos urging youth to take up arms and kill Kenyan kaffirs
In charge of facilitation networks for taking youths from Nairobi, North Eastern and Coast to Somalia
Recruited youth in Majengo, Nairobi to join Al Shabaab
His most ‘celebrated’ recruits are Abdalla Bin Abdalla alias Maalim Burhan and Hassan Omondi Owiti, alias Budalangi
Budalangi was involved in various grenade attacks in Nairobi in 2012. Was shot dead by police in 2013
Left Kenya for Somalia in 2009
Some of his recruits are said to have been involved in the attack on Baure KDF camp in Lamu in June this year.