The Government of the Republic of Kenya, has cleared Dahabshiil Money Transfer Company of involvement in facilitating financing of the Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Somalia.
The giant money transfer company which largely operates in Islamic regions was banned from operating in Kenya, one of its largest markets.
Dahabshiil Money Transfer has a large center at Eastleigh area often regarded as the largest terror-cell haven in the Capital Nairobi.
Its believed businessmen who fund the terror group in Kenya use Dahabshiil in Eastliegh to remit cash to Somalia which is received by couriers of the terror group.
Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement has received funds through couriers who used the Dahabshiil Money Transfer Company.
Dahabshiil is also used by United Nations Officers in Kenya to remit cash to in other UN agencies Somalia and even exchange forex.