KDF saves 13 youth from Al-Shabaab

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The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) rescued 13 youth who had been recruited by Somalia-based terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

The youth of ages between 18-34 were rescued while in Ras Kamboni, Somalia, on April 29 following statements their parents recorded with police.

The youth were on Monday flown to Malindi, Kilifi County, from Kiunga where they were received by Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi.

“They will be with the police for profiling and to know exactly what they went through; whether they require counselling. Tomorrow they will be reunited with their families,” Mr Muchangi said.

The returnees – who are from Kilifi and Lamu counties – were recruited on March 26 this year.

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