Strategic Intelligence further warns against traveling to these regions by both locals and foreigners including foreign embassy staffers, tourists, and NGO staff.
The Intelligence Service further warns there will be a spate of banditry in the North Eastern Province of Kenya.
Elements of Somali based terrorists Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen roaming the Boni forests are short of food and essential supplies after they were cut-off from their main groups by Kenya Army.
Army operations along the border have increased.
National Intelligence Service further warns that these bandits are mainly local youths from Coastal areas such as Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Malindi, Lamu, Mandera, Wajir, and Garissa. There are youths from Tanzania besides Western Kenya in these bandit bands.
The Intelligence Service also cites Mohamed Kuno aka Gamadheere as the commander of these bands of militiamen.
The militia’s know the areas quite well, are heavily armed, but without essential supplies such as food and medicine, besides money.
Intelligence earlier warned that Shabaab was sending back home youths who could not raise funds. The objective was to force the youths engage in banditry to raise funds.