Kenyan killed by Shabaab after fallout with commanders

A Kenyan Al-Shabaab militant was killed in Somalia after he fell out with commanders of the terrorist organisation.

Mustafa Hassan Mohamed, a former student at Isiolo Boys High School, was killed last week after he complained that Muslims and children died in explosions that have rocked Mandera, Garissa and Mandera counties in recent weeks.

Dozens of security officers have also died in the attacks.

Mustafa dropped out of school in 2015 to join Al-Shabaab.

Previously Al-Shabaab has killed other Kenyans within its ranks, accusing them of spying for Kenya Government.

A number of Kenyan Al-Shabaab militants who have been arrested on return from Somalia and who have been interrogated have provided crucial details to security agents.

Other Kenyan militants have also been killed by Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia.

Noordin Gulam Fazilai aka Dinero, 23 was killed this month after an Al-Shabaab group attempted to attack KDF camp in Kismayu.

He was born in Mombasa and lived in Majengo-Sokoni before moving to Somalia. “Before his death, Noordin had been reaching out to potential recruits from Majengo area, notably those associated with Musa mosque and coordinating their movement to Somalia,” police said in a report seen by the Nation.

Other Kenyans are Ibrahim Adan Abdi, Mohammed Issa and Adan Ismail Khalid. The youngsters from Mandera crossed over to Somalia between March and May 2015 to join the terror group.

They were killed in a United States airstrike on June 11, 2017 in Sakow, Southern Somalia.

“It has also been established that Al Shabaab is now using its foreign fighters especially from Kenya to carry out suicide attacks. Further, many foreign fighters were removed from leadership positions,” the report also says.

—Daily Nation