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Police alarmed over foreigners with Shabaab links

11 January 2012, 09:12

 Nairobi – Police are concerned about the increasing number of foreign nationals travelling to Kenya en-route to Somalia to join the Al Shabaab militia in their battle.

Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe said at least seven foreign nationals, including a former US military intelligence officer and a Briton had travelled into Kenya with intent to enter Somalia through the port of Kismayu.

“We are concerned… at least seven foreigners have tried to cross over to Somalia after entering Kenya. But some of them have been arrested and their mission thwarted while others are still at large,” Kiraithe said at a press briefing convened at police headquarters.

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