How many Kenyan soldiers lost their lives in the line of duty during terror attack at al-Adde in Somalia?
The most amazing thing about Kenya is how they treat the word ‘secret’. In Kenyan setting, the public should not be informed about issues that are so sensitive.
It is just beyond reason why the government should keep most things in hush-hush kind of environment.
The only information about those who died in that deadly terror attack is from the foreign agencies and from bloggers.
Recently, the Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, said that the number of soldiers who lost their lives may be about 180 or more. This report has already been tarnished as unreal by the Kenyan military spokes person. However, he could not take his time to give the exact number instead.
It has not yet been confirmed about the whereabouts of the missing Kenyan service men. Only speculations that they are being held as prisoners of war in the al-shabaab camps in Somalia
Now, majority of Kenyans are going for 180 fallen heroes because they do not have any other information about it all.
Big secrets have made it impossible for information to flow from channels of communication to reach those who might be interested.
The only information the KDF is ready to relay to the public is when they have carried out attacks against terrorists in the war ravaged country on the horn of Africa.
Recently, the leader opposition said that the government should give a final report about the fallen soldiers and that the families affected compensated.
The president has been so quiet about this report and never have he hinted of releasing it to the public.
Kenya that ranked sixth (6th) in military firepower in Africa has dropped to position eighth (8th) after al-Adde attack.