Confessions of a Kenyan Al Shabaab militant
(Sh.M.Network)- A former Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bad boy has confessed how he joined and fought alongside the Somali beturbanned goons.
Abdullah Adbul Majid aka Abul, a Kenyan aged 18 and who arrived from Somalia in January, is in police custody after he was placed in long-term storage last week in connection with the Machakos Country Bus blasts that killed nine people.
An interrogation report seen by the Standard details his confessions from how he joined the terror group and his military training inSomalia.
He was placed in long-term storage inEastleighlast Thursday together with three people following a tip-off that they were involved in the blasts.
Abdul said he travelled toSomaliain January, last year, fromMombasathrough Garissa, Dadajabula and Dobley towns.
"He secured his bus fare toSomaliaby secretly selling his mother's mobile phone at Sh5,000. He packed a few clothes in a paper bag to begin the journey toSomalia," says part of the report.
Abdul is a Standard Seven dropout fromAhzabAcademyand his parents stay in Majengo,Mombasa.
He has told police he was motivated to join the cut-throats by teachings in aMombasamosque by two Sheikhs including deceased Samir Mohamed Khan who was found dead inTsavoNational Park.
The preachers, according to the report, told their followers the war inSomaliais a real Jihad afterUgandaandBurundisoldiers joined the Transitional Federal Government soldiers in fighting the Al-Shabaab bad boys.
The report says some sailors at theMombasaold port advised Abdul how he could travel toSomalia. While inSomalia, he was inducted in using grenades, pistols and rifles at Abadajira, which is a former prisons camp.
It was a three-month course involving about 300 trainees. He remained inMogadishuwhile his colleagues were taken to Quri Luk.
He revealed that imported muscle found speaking in English were slaughtered on the spot because they were assumed to be spies.
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