3 Kenyan-Born US citizens arrested while travelling to join ISIS in Somalia
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2They will spend up to 20 years in jail if found guilty. Somalia is home to al Qaeda and ISIS-allied terror groups. This came as Kenya intensified her fight against terrorism following an attack in the capital Nairobi that claimed 21 lives last week. There is speculation over the extent of involvement and radicalisation of Kenyan and Somalia-born Muslims and Somalis' support to al Shabaab and ISIS operations. The arrests are evidence of multi-national cooperation and joint effort in eradicating global terrorism. The FBI has several times relied on intelligence from the East African region, especially Kenya, to track down and dismantle terror cells in their homeland. Kenya has been active in addressing the issue of terrorism, both within and outside. This has included President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to send troops to Somalia, under AMISOM, to fight al Shabaab. Meanwhile, a man who told police he was an Al-Shabaab operative planning to attack a vital installation in Nairobi has pleaded guilty to four counts of giving false information. Kevin Kitili Justus, alias Hussein Omar, alias Ali Ibrahim, yesterday pleaded guilty to five counts of travelling to a terrorist designated place, hoaxing, giving false information to a public official and making a false document against the law. He allegedly informed a police officer at Leheley police barrier in Wajir early this month that he was a member of the terror group.
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