KWALE (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s security officers are after
two al-Shabab terror suspects who escaped a raid last week in
Kwale police commander Tom Odero said
Juma Mwengo Athman, 26, and Salim Mohamed Rashid, 21, both
members of Somalia-based al-Shabab, are armed and dangerous.
Reports indicate that the two were charged in terror-related
cases in Mombasa but released on bond in 2016.
"We have not arrested anyone yet, but we have intensified our
search," Odero said.
He said the two suspects are believed to have sneaked into
Kenya from Somalia through Lamu last year and have been staying
in Mombasa before moving to Ng’ombeni, Kwale county, in January.
Police said the two studied in Turkey and received military
training in Syria.
United States will
revitalize war against terrorism in Kenya
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The United States on Tuesday
vowed to revitalize war against terrorism in Kenya which has
faced increased threats from the Somalia-based al-Shabab terror
Kyle McCarter, incoming U.S. Ambassador to Kenya reassured of
Washington’s continued support for Kenya in the war against
"National security is extremely important to both our
countries," McCarter said when he presented his credentials to
President Uhuru Kenyatta, according to a statement issued by
The new envoy said he will do everything within his power to
help prevent Kenya from being used as a terrorist gateway by
enhancing the two countries’ strategic alliance to defeat
McCarter was among six envoys whose credentials were received
by President Kenyatta on Tuesday at a ceremony held in Nairobi.
"Kenya is a top priority for this administration, as
demonstrated by the elevation last year of the U.S.-Kenya
relationship to a strategic partnership following the historic
meeting between President Trump and President Kenyatta in 2018,
and by the many recent high-level visits to Kenya by senior US
officials," McCarter said.
The east African nation continues to suffer several attacks
as terrorists change tactics to beat heightened security and
carry on with their heinous acts undetected.
In the recent past, there have been a number of attacks
involving landmines, grenades, and other explosive devices in
Nairobi, Mandera, Wajir and Garissa counties by the insurgents.