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US Embassy in Nairobi offers Ksh 1.2B reward for three Al-Shabaab leaders

US Embassy in Nairobi offers a Ksh1.2B reward for any information regarding the whereabouts of the three Al-Shabaab leaders.

A reward of Ksh1.2 billion ($10 million) has been offered by the US Embassy in Nairobi for information leading to the capture of three commanders of the Al-Shabaab terrorist organization.

The three wanted terrorists were identified as Mahad Karate, Jehad Mostafa, and Ahmed Diriye by the Embassy in a notice on Monday, November 14.

The declaration made clear that the leaders were behind a number of deadly acts that took place in Kenya and its neighboring nations.

“These Key leaders of Al-Shabaab are responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Somalia, Kenya, and neighbouring countries that have killed thousands of people.”

“Do you have information that can help us find Diriye, Karate or Mostafa? You could receive a reward of up to Ksh1.2 billion. Relocation may be possible,” the US Embassy stated. 

The Embassy emphasized that the commanders’ arrests would reduce the frequency of attacks in the region and obstruct the finance and facilitation networks that the militia organization relied on to survive.

“Al Shabaab relies on financing and facilitation networks to sustain its operations and plan terrorist attacks, if you have information about Al-Shabaab’s illicit financial activities, submit a top via Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp to one of the numbers listed,” read part of the statement. 

A senior US official, who spoke to the press, affirmed that vital information would help expose the militia group and prevent its influence in the region 

“To our Kenyan and regional partners, the United States is offering reward money for information that will lead to the identification and disruption of Al-Shabaab’s revenue sources and funding.”

“This is huge information on Al-Shabaab’s exploitation of local natural resources and financial donors and facilitators,” the US official stated. 

“We know that Al-Shabaab receives money through a plethora of illegal activities that go on around the world to fund their operations and to fund the killing of hundreds of civilians every year,” he added. 

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