It is a sad day since yesterday, and still no answers have popped up in my mind why the Kenyan intelligence was got unawares in the recent attack on Kenyan camp in Somalia.
Confirming the incident, the military spokes person said that the soldiers managed to repulse the attacked but the damage had already been done.
According to al-shabaab spokes person, the Islamists killed over 60 Kenyan soldiers who are working to restore the image on Somalia after decades of war and lawlessness. The Kenyan forces crossed into Somalia, about four years ago and are since working under AMISOM, African Union Mission in Somalia.
The militants gained entry into that facility after a suicide bomber drove car-laden explosives into the gate and blew up. It was then that the ground team took on the facility with heavy gunfire.
The militants later reported that they have taken over the facility and erected their flag there.
Now, questions still lingers in my people’s mind…, ‘was the intelligence system asleep when this incident took place?
To some people, they argue that the soldiers were sold out to the terrorists but an unknown individual.
Even though these might be baseless claims, no one really knows an ever alert AU troops were got unawares this time round.
In recent reports, Kenyan troops were accused of doing businesses with an enemy in Somalia. The UN report said that KDF soldiers were engaging in illegal business in area under their command. Of course, Kenya rubbished these claims. Moreover, yes! No one really confirmed these reports.
In later reports, it was claimed that the terrorists were very much interested in looting, mostly acquiring weapons and other important war hardware from the AU camp.
Now, did someone sell Kenyan troops to these terrorists?