Al Shabaab threaten to kill Kenyan hostages
Somali terrorists insurgents linked to Al Qaeda have demanded that Kenya release all Muslims held on terror charges within three weeks, or else they would kill their Kenyan hostages.

Al Shabaab tweeted a link to a video of two Kenyan civil servants, who were taken from the frontier county of Wajir last year, telling the Kenyan government they were in grave danger. It then tweeted that Kenya must release all Muslim prisoners held on “so-called terrorism charges in Kenya” and “secure the release of Muslims extradited to Uganda for terrorism charges”.

“Kenyan government has 3 weeks, starting midnight 24/01/2013 to respond to the demands of HSM if the prisoners are to remain alive,” the group posted.

Kenyan officials said on Thursday they would not negotiate with terrorists militants. A spokesman for the Kenyan military, Cyrus Oguna, said, “The government cannot negotiate with terrorists so that is out. What Al Shabaab is doing is a criminal activity that is punishable by any law. They should just release them.”

Titled “KENYA POWS: FINAL MESSAGE”, the video posted by the terrorists insurgents featured Mule Yesse Edward, a local administrator, and Fredrick Irungu who works with ministry of immigration. Both were seized last January when terrorists militants crossed the border into Kenya and attacked a police post in Wajir.

The video also showed a still photograph of four other Kenyan hostages who were not identified. Yesse, who spoke in the video, said all the Kenyan hostages held by the group were at risk if Kenya did not meet the terrorists' rebels’ demands.
Posted by: ryuge 2013-01-25