- Kenya’s intelligence on 11th May 2015 reported that Kenya Army Special Forces arrested suspected Al Shabaab suicide bombers in Wajir in Kenya’s North.
- The two suicide bombers, who were holding fake identifications, were also in possession of active suicide vests.
- Intelligence warns of high possibility of an active suicide terrorist cell in Kenya
- The arrest at the Kenyan border with Somalia indicates presence of an active suicide terror cell within the country.
- March 2015, intercepted communication within the al-Muhajiroun intelligence networks revealed that terrorist cells in Kenya had been destroyed and the group was calling for suicide bombers within Kenya.
- Al Shabaab currently is believed to be undertaking huge recruitment coupled with intensive training in ideologies including a systematic mechanization of humans to become suicide bombers.
- The suspected suicide bombers arrested last week were a few of those who were joining the active cell, inferred to above.
Use of Suicide Bombers
Experts have summed up the notion of Suicide Attacks basically into the mechanization of humans into weapons, a kind of slavery where the bombers are tools or weapons to kill and die in the process.
In the final stages of ending the Garissa siege of 2nd April, one of the terrorists blew himself up, taking alongside himself, a few other victims’ lives that summed up the 148.
Suicide bombers are slaves of the terrorist groups, and the Amniyaat wing of Al Shabaab boasts as having 600 of these living tools, as their last resort to carry out bombings in Kenyan cities.
Among the terrorist groups that are capable of using suicide terrorism as a tactic against their enemies is Al Qaeda to which the Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen of Somalia is linked.
A suicide bomber may go on foot with explosive devices as: the explosive belt, vest and other things wearable that have been mechanized to explode at a given time.
Others use explosives hidden in the body to explode at a target for instance the Boko Haram using children as suicide bombers in Nigeria.
A vehicle or plane may also be hijacked by suicide bombers and divert or crush, killing people.
Suicide bombers target high-value commercial centers, a fact that make Kenya’s capital Nairobi a prime target.
For maximum casualties, crowded places such market centers, shopping malls, churches, learning institutions, bus stations and even on traffic jams are high targets for terrorist attacks.
Kenya’s security personnel conduct strict checks to detect any assembled ammunition.