Al-Shabaab recruitment drives in Kenya’s north East are thriving, intelligence reports show.
Previous reports warned of increasing radicalization in the Coastal and North Eastern provinces of the Republic of Kenya.
Geographically, these large swathes of lands border war torn Somalia.
Al-Shabaab recruitment is facilitated by the porous border, insecurity, poverty in Muslim communities living in these areas, and increasing radicalization drives by the terror group.
Kenya Security Intelligence warns of about 1000 youths are members of the violent Al-Shabaab terror group based in Somalia.
Al-Shabaab recruitment drive in North Eastern Kenya poses a threat to the country’s national security overtly.
The objective of the radicalization and subsequent indoctrination to Islamist violence is a strategy by Al-Qaeda where they amass converts rather than fight to control territory