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TWO YEARS AFTER EL-ADDE ATTACK

A commemoration of the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) soldiers killed in the 2016 El Adde attack, took place on Monday in a low key ceremony at the 9th Kenya riffles base at Moi barracks in Eldoret. Only relatives of the fallen soldiers were allowed in the highly guarded military camp. In January 17, 2016, Al-Shabaab […]

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KENYA BREAKING NEWS: 12 DEAD IN FIGHTING ON KENYA-SOMALIA BORDER AS AL-SHABAAB FIGHTERS ATTACK TOWNS OF BULOHAWO – MANDERA

Based on AFP news agency report: Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab fighters briefly took control of the small town of Bulohawo on the border with Kenya in a battle that left at least 12 people dead, military officials and witnesses said on Sunday. HEAVY FIGHTING Heavy fighting broke out late on Saturday afternoon in Bulohawo and lasted […]

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KENYA AND SOMALIA: OPERATION ‘LINDA NCHI’,WHAT NEXT FOR THE KDF AND THE FUTURE OF KISMAYO?

It is one year since Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) crossed the border into Somalia and 20 days since they and Amisom forces entered the strategically important coastal town of Kismayo. The task of entering the port and ejecting the Al-Shabaab fighters was a long and difficult one: the ‘exit strategy’ could be just a difficult […]

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BREAKING NEWS: KISMAYO FALLS TO KDF AND TFG FORCES

The Aljazeera news channel is reporting that Kenyan defence Forces (KDF) and Somali Transitional Government Forces (TFG) have captured the port of Kismayo, ‘the last rebel bastion of Al-Shabaab fighters’. Aljazeera quote a Kenyan ‘military spokesman’ Cyrus Oguna saying that the report of Kismayo falling “is indeed true”. Oguna said that the troops had entered […]

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LATEST: OPERATION ‘LINDA NCHI’, KENYA’S FORCES IN SOMALIA – MOVING ON TO KISMAYO?

Six months on from Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) crossing the border into Somalia and the African Union in Somalia (Amisom) forces seem to be bogged down both literally and figuratively. That may be about to change, however. Two experienced military analysts have been telling the Kenya Forum their views on what is happening militarily in […]

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Michael Olunga scores a hat trick against Las Palmas

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