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Al-Shabaab Recruiting in Kenya

June 2, 2014

As we approach the one year anniversary of the Westgate shopping mall siege in Nairobi, we’ve been taking a closer look at the Al-Qaeda linked Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. It appears to be targeting Kenyans in its latest recruitment drive, rather than Somalis. Some of those new recruits have already been trained in Somalia and are now back on the streets of Nairobi. We went to the suburb of Eastleigh, a mostly Somali area popularly known as #Kenya’s “little Mogadishu”, to find our more. Here’s the TV report I filmed with my colleague Dennis Okari:

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