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By Tajuddin
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Jan 27th, 2016
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Nairobi,Kenya ((Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops serving under the African Union mandate in Somalia will continue to pacify the Horn of Africa nation, a military official said Tuesday. KDF spokesman David Obonyo also denied media reports that Kenyan soldiers are pulling...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 27th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Kenyan forces pulled out of two towns in southern Somalia on Tuesday and Islamic extremists quickly moved into one of them, residents said. The Kenyans’ withdrawal came after an attack by Islamic extremists who claimed to have killed scores of Kenyan peace...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 27th, 2016
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Nairobi,Kenya ( Capitalfm + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will land at the Eldoret International Airport on Wednesday where he will be received by President Uhuru Kenyatta for a three day visit. His first order of business on receiving a 21 gun salute will be to attend an i...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 25th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya (Standard Digital + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The board of inquiry formed to probe what really happened during the attack on the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camp in El Adde, has started its work amid claims of betrayal. Preliminary findings showed the local clan might have played a role in t...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 24th, 2016
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Nairobi,Kenya (Citizentv + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenya has sent more Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers to Somalia in its continuing search, rescue and recovery operation, according to a communication from Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe. The troops from various KDF divisions across ...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The al Shabaab commander who masterminded an assault on a Kenyan army base in Somalia last week is believed to have been killed in air raids by Kenyan warplanes, the Kenya’s armed forces chief said on Thursday. The strikes over the weekend targett...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenyan Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe has refuted media reports that they had prior intelligence on the Al Shabaab attack at El Adde in Somalia. In his first official press briefing since the attack last week, Mwathethe said Al Shabaa...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 21st, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – ODM MPs have verbally attacked CS Raychelle Omamo saying the Defence ministry’s poor performance resulted in the killing of soldiers in Somalia last Friday. Sixty three Kenya Defence Forces soldiers are feared dead following an ambush, by al Shab...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 20th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya ( The Star + DIPLOMAT.SO) – There were 240 Kenya Defence Force (KDF) in El Adde camp at the time of the attack by al Shabaab on Sunday, according to sources. The base was led by one Major and four Captains and shared one compound with the Somalia National Army. About 63 KDF [&hel...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 20th, 2016
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Garbahaarey,Gedo province, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least Seven people have been killed after Kenyan fighter jets reportedly bombed residential areas in south of Somalia’s Gedo province, witness and elders said. The Kenyan air-strikes have also killed nearly 20 other domestic animals and des...