KENYA FREEZES 86 BANK ACCOUNTS LINKED TO TERRORISM

POLICE RESPONDS TO GARISSA UNIVERSITY ATTACK

POLICE AT GARISSA UNIVERSITY

NAIROBI – The Kenyan government has frozen the bank accounts of 86 entities and individuals it suspects of financing terrorism.

The move is designed to choke the flow of money to the Islamist terror group al-Shabaab.

All 86 were also put on a government watch list.

Top of the list was alleged Shebaab commander Mohamed Mohamud, said to be the mastermind behind the university massacre of almost 150 people.

But the list also included money transfer companies that provide a crucial way for relatives to send remittances from abroad to war-torn Somalia, including Dahabshiil, one of the most important transfer companies across the wider Horn of Africa region.

Kenya has upped its war on al-Shabaab. The country’s military jets have carried out airstrikes in Somalia, targeting two al-Shabaab camps in the Gedo region along the Kenyan-Somali border.


Al-Shabaab has carried out multiple attacks in Kenya in recent years, and it has warned that more will come unless Kenya withdraws its troops from Somalia.

Most recently, the group claimed responsibility for the attack on Garissa University College that killed 148 students.

Al-Shabaab was linked to the Westgate Mall attack that left more than 69 people dead.

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