Shabaab attacks in Lamu diverting KDF’s attention from Somalia, experts warn

The Mpeketoni assistant county commissioner’s office which was torched by Al-Shabaab militants on June 15, 2014 in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Lamu. Since that attack happened, the Jaysh Ayman brigade has continued to launch a constant terror attacks at the Coast. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Analysts now say that the Kenyan military should invest in gathering intelligence to contain the terrorists.

  • Mr Mbijiwe said that it is worrying that the military has learnt that some locals are providing the militants with food.

  • Some military officials say that the Jaysh Ayman brigade has its unique methods of attack, different from Al-Shabaab.

On June 5, 2014, about 50 heavily armed militants stormed Mpeketoni Town in Lamu County and killed 60 people, the massacre was then linked to Jaysh Ayman, a faction of Al-Shabaab operating in Boni Forest.

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