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Al Shabaab set camp at an upmarket estate in Nairobi, recruit pupils

11 October 2015, 08:57

Nairobi - Al Shabaab recruiters and trainers have set up camp at a Nairobi upmarket estate where they are recruiting primary school pupils into the militia.

This was discovered after police rescued a 14-year-old class eight pupil from the cell.

According to the boy who is sitting his KCPE exams next month, the group had recruited 19 other boys from the local schools, radicalised and taught them how to use guns.

Read Also: Police hunting for terror suspect in coastal region

They were to be ferried to Somalia in December to join other Al Shabaab fighters with a promise of hefty compensation, Daily Nation reports.

During interrogation by anti-terror police, it was discovered that the boy had stopped using the school bus and was instead using a van provided by the militia.

His mother also found drawings of guns in his books and included pictures of AK-47s in his private chats with the group.

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