Al-Shabab militants abducted 61 clan elders after accusing them of resisting to pay 500 camels in compensation to a rival clan for the killing of 5 men. But the elders argue an Al-Shabab fighter murdered one of their own clansmen and the group is refusing to pay them blood money.

Map. History of Al Shabab conflict

24 September 2018
Al Shabaab killed 6 people including 4 soldiers in Mogadishu, a day after the militants kidnapped over 60 elders in a central region. Militants drove up to a tuk-tuk vehicle carrying the soldiers in Karan and opened fire, killing all 4 of them Tuesday, police captain told Reuters
Al-Shabab militants abducted 61 clan elders after accusing them of resisting to pay 500 camels in compensation to a rival clan for the killing of 5 men. But the elders argue an Al-Shabab fighter murdered one of their own clansmen and the group is refusing to pay them blood money.
Somali regional leaders meeting in Kismayo, urged Federal govt to provide regional military soldiers with munitions rump up fighting against AlShabab.
Mohammed Hussein Aden, the key suspect allegedly involved in the attempted murder of former Garissa Finance Executive Idris Muktar was today arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts
At least six people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck on Hawlwadag district office in Mogadishu on Sunday, the blast destroying the building, a Quranic school and a mosque nearby. Al Shabaab said it was behind the attack. The govt officials condemned. Somalia
Today's explosion in Mogadishu completely destroyed a mosque- Somalia
Loud explosion just heard in the direction of Hawlwadag district of Mogadishu - witness.
Huge explosion hits Somali military vehicle near Afgoye town, some 30km south of Mogadishu
Four people killed in Al-Shabaab attack near Mogadishu
3 week ago
H.E President @UKenyatta: this war shall continue untill we bring fairness and honesty in the way business is done in this country. We shall no longer allow a few individuals to enrich themselves illegally at the expense of 45 million Kenyans. Waroncontraband ^HM
3 week ago
H.E President @UKenyatta: we will no longer be blaming junior officers and letting senior officers to go scott free.If you can not do your job, step aside. Waroncontraband ^HM
3 week ago
H.E President @UKenyatta: I shall not allow this war on corruption to be politicised. Irrispective of your social status, if you are on the wrong, carry your own cross. Ama namna gani? Waroncontraband ^HM
President Kenyatta : The bond of friendship has been deepened today by the agreements we have signed.
Heavy fighting is ongoing after AlShabaab fighters with machine-guns and RPGs attacked army bases in Marka town, some 91km SW of Mogadishu
Five KDF soldiers perish in Lamu IED attack3 week ago
Five KDF soldiers perish in Lamu IED attack
A new batch of first year students have reported to the Garissa University. The students, the first group to be admitted since the tragic death of 148 students in an Al Shabaab terror attack in 2015, is the highest the institution has ever recorded.
The US military conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants approximately 40km SW of Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 27, "killing 3 militants," according to @USAfricaCommand. Last reported US strike in Somalia was 22 August
The US military announced the killing of three militants from al-Shabaab in Somalia
3 week ago
Korane released as policemen dig deep into ex-Garissa finance chief's shooting
Kenya's deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of corruption, failure to pay tax, and improper dealings with a local bank in receivership, the police and the country's top prosecutor said.
12 dead, 9 nursing wounds at Kijabe hospital after a head-on collision involving a matatu and a lorry at Kimende town on the Nairobi-Naivasha highway.3 week ago
12 dead, 9 nursing wounds at Kijabe hospital after a head-on collision involving a matatu and a lorry at Kimende town on the Nairobi-Naivasha highway.
Heavy fighting erupts as armed militias attacked police station in Baladweyne town. The militias attempted to revenge a rickshaw driver, who was killed a soldier on Monday in the town - Residents
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has been arrested outside Supreme Court and taken to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road for questioning over alleged graft.
Police say they are all being investigated after preliminary evidence showed that they planned to kill Idris who was shot in the head outside a hotel in Nairobi's Kileleshwa
Detectives have acted to issue that I raised back in June over workers with fake work permits. All Asians in the Athi River plant have just been arrested by plain cloth officers. Keep sending more info authorities will act
Malindi Sub County hospital is on the spot following the death of a boda boda operator at the facility over alleged negligence.
Narok:DCI Detectives in Narok today morning raided Calabash Bar and Restaurant and arrested four suspects with approximately 250 grams of a psychotropic substance that is suspected to be used to stupefy unsuspecting revellers in entertainment joints.
Deputy President arrives in Kikambala, Kilifi County to flag off a four days 63rd NCCK General Assembly where over 200 Bishops from across the country are in attendance. Accompanying him are area leaders from the region.3 week ago
Deputy President arrives in Kikambala, Kilifi County to flag off a four days 63rd NCCK General Assembly where over 200 Bishops from across the country are in attendance. Accompanying him are area leaders from the region.
Former Senator Judith Achieng Sijeny: My chief agent was abducted and thrown at the Mandera/Ethiopia border. Police have the records, but he was lucky not to die.
Police arrest Garissa Governor Ali Korane and three others in connection to last week's shooting of ex-County Finance CEC Idriss Mukhtar.
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