CS Matiang’i Lists 9 Individuals Financing Terrorism In Kenya, Orders Freeze Of Accounts


Interior CS Fred Matiangi has ordered the accounts of nine Kenyans be frozen over links with terrorism.

They include; Halima Ali, Waleed Zein, Sheikh Boru,Mohammed Ali, Nuseiba Haji, Abdimajit Hassan, Mohammed Ali Abdi, Muktar Ali and Mire Elmi.

“I order the freezing of funds and property  of the following individuals and entities,” Matiangi said.

In a statement on Wednesday, Matiangi said they will continue to disrupt terrorist operations with a sole focus on bringing to book the perpetrators.

“Terrorism knows no bounds. We shall neither surrender into the hands of terrorism nor play into the narrative propounded by terrorists,” he said.

“The only way to deny terrorists the means to threaten our way of life is to choke their facilitation networks.”

Last year, the government  created special forums to fight extremism across the country.


The initiative is meant to end radicalisation and recruitment of youth into terrorism.

“We already have a national strategy for countering violent extremism. The government has issued directives that the strategy should equally be replicated at the county level,” NCTC official Wilson Jenga said. 

Kenya has been a regular target for al Shabaab since it sent troops into Somalia to fight it in 2011. 

The incursion, Operation Linda Nchi succeeded in recapturing many towns and villages from the group. 

But this success came at the cost of endangering the safety of its citizens.

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