Scores of foreign jihadists, mostly Pakistanis, train the militia who have links with Al Qaeda, the Afghanistan-based terror group.
The terrorist movement provides the trainers, which was responsible for the two terror attacks in Kenya in 1998 and 2001.
She added: "They tell young girls that if you are not married, your prayers will not be answered. If you resist, they torture or even kill you."
She showed scars on her hand, which were inflicted by the militia in Ganane area. They wanted to make a pathway near her house, and had brought men to demolish it.
"When I resisted, they tied me up, whipped me, and beat me with gun butts," she added. "Even today, Iâm still feeling the pain."
The town is slowly waking from years of tyranny and oppression by the terror movement.
Business is brisk. Merchants and women in their long garbs trot along the dusty streets, which are being patrolled by gun-totting government soldiers.
TFGâs Major Mudu Mohammed said when Kenyan soldiers helped them to capture Qoqaani last week they were shocked to find nearly all shops had closed down. They learned that the Al Shabaab has over the years been forcefully seizing items from shopkeepers.
Many closed down because they could not make profits.
"They are stealing from civilians and telling them they need the items to fight a holy war," said Major Mohammed.
He said in many towns, they were also surprised to find there were no young men. Many had fled to avoid being forcefully enlisted into the terror movement.
"Iâm very happy for what the Kenyan soldiers have done," said another woman, who also asked not to be named.