Who Funds Al Shabaab: Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiangi published the names of nine Kenyan nationals linked to terrorism financing.
CS Matinag’i said that the names were arrived at based on comprehensive counter terrorism strategy that has been laid out to nab perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of terrorism.
“Fellow Kenyans, terrorism knows no bounds. We shall neither surrender into the hands of terrorism nor play into the narrative propounded by terrorists of discrimination along ethnic and religious lines in this war. The only way to dent terrorists the means to threaten our way of life is to choke their facilitation networks, and this is why I have published the foregoing list so that they can no longer finance Al-Shabaab’s operations within our borders,” he said.
The Interior CS also ordered the freezing of the funds and properties of the nine individuals, saying they have been financing Al-Shabaab militia operations.
“As part of our comprehensive counter terrorism strategy, we continue to disrupt terrorist operations with a sole focus on bringing to book the perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts in line with our national laws and international obligations,” said CS Matiang’i.
The listed people from Kenya who funds Al Shabaab are:
- Halima Adan Ali
- Waleed Ahmed Zein
- Sheikh Guyo Gorsa Boru
- Mohammed Abdi Ali (Abu Fidaa)
- Nuseiba Mohammed Haji
- Abdimajit Adan Hassan
- Mohammed Ali Abdi
- Muktar Ibrahim Ali
- Mire Abdullahi Elmi