Monday, April 25, 2011

Kenya: Eight Nabbed in Terror Operation

UPDATE ON Kenya arrests Somali insurgents with explosives. Terror alert as Al-Shabaab issues

EIGHT terror suspects have been arrested in Kenya as police intelligence revealed a possible planned attack by the Somali Al Shabaab militia group in Nairobi.
At least three suspected masterminds of the planned Easter attacks are said to be already in Nairobi where attacks were to be launched in selected public places over the festive weekend.
Al Shabaab has several grievances against Kenya, top on the list being the training of Somalia Government police and army officers in Kenya and the launch of attacks on the Al Shabaab by Ethiopian and Somali government troops from Kenya's territory.
Kenya Police on Thursday issued an alert warning there may be attacks in crowded places like churches and shopping malls in Nairobi this weekend.
Kenya was first attacked by terror bombers on August 7 in 1998 when militants linked to the al Qaeda network blew up the American embassy, killing over 200 people. This was followed by another attack at Kikambala in Mombasa targeting an Israeli-owned hotel in 2002.
There have also been several grenade attacks, including one last December at the boarding yard of a bus company that plies the Nairobi-Kampala route. The Kampala-bound passengers were boarding the bus in the evening when the grenade went off, injuring a handful of people.
On July 11 last year a businessman was killed by police in Ongata Rongai and several materials for making hand grenades found in his car. It was the same day terrorists attacked entertainment spots in Kampala with patrons watching the soccer World Cup final match.
Some 13 Kenyans including the Muslim human rights activist Al Amin Kimathi are still held in Kampala by the Uganda authorities over the attack. The Star yesterday established that police are questioning one Yusuf Salih Ali who was arrested in Liboi after he was found in possession of wires, gun powder and other accessories used in making hand grenades.
Investigations by The Star revealed that Ali had a Sudanese passport which according to North Eastern Provincial Police Officer Leo Nyongesa had not been stamped at the Namanga border point through which he is believed to have entered the country.
Internal Security Assistant Minister Orwa Ojode confirmed that police have mounted a search for the suspected three bomb plotters hiding in Nairobi and called on the public to report any suspicious characters.
Ojode said Kenya has sought support from security agencies of countries such as the United States in a concerted effort to fight any terrorist groups. Even Closed Circuit Television cameras are being used to ensure nothing is left to chance.
Ojode revealed that the suspects are foreigners working with dozens of co-opted Kenyan youth already trained in Somaliland by the Al Shabaab. "Police are trailing the suspected terror masterminds. They are three suspicious characters who may have entered the country through the porous borders and are now hiding in Nairobi," Ojode said.
Police Commissioners Mathew Iteere revealed the terrorists were targeting crowded places in Nairobi. "The places targeted include shopping malls, places of worship, government buildings and recreational areas," the police boss said. Other places said to be targeted are the bus stops within the Central Business District.
The management of businesses within the targeted areas, according to Iteere, have been contacted and advised to enhance security. Yesterday contingents of police in civilians clothes were on high alert in shopping malls in Karen, City Centre, Ongata Rongai, Thika Road, Westlands, Ngong Road, Nairobi West and Langata road. A police source said security agents believed the suspects were planning grenade attacks.
Eight suspects whose nationalities are yet to be determined are in police custody. They were arrested at the Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia borders in the last two weeks. The recruitment of Kenyans into the Al Shabaab is said to be worrying the government as it makes the anti-terrorism war much more complicated.
An official within the Anti Terrorism Police Unit revealed that several suspects have been released after intelligence reports linking them to terror activities were found to be false.
The Star has established the National Counter Terrorism Centre has prepared reports on counter-terrorism in Kenya airports. Sources at the Counter Terrorism Centre said that Kenya was threatened by some foreigners who enter the country pretending to be in transit to other East African countries. "We have noticed strange movements of suspicious people into and out of Kenya, some who sneak in at the borders," said the official.
Nairobi police chief Anthony Kibuchi yesterday said police in Nairobi are on high alert and more officers have been deployed to patrol the city centre and the outskirts. Security vetting at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has also been tightened
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic

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