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Twenty days after the terrorist attack at Nairobi’s DusitD2 complex, intelligence sources say that 12 suspects have been arrested at the sprawling Dadaab refugee camp — signalling the complex balance between internal security and offering humanitarian aid at the third largest refugee camp in the world.

Sources privy to the ongoing investigations told Nation that one of the Dusit complex attackers passed through Dagahaley camp “where he was not only facilitated to get into communication with other attackers, but also given transportation logistics to Nairobi”.

The highly-placed source said that three suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists armed with AK-47 rifles and several rounds of ammunition were also arrested last week in Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab.

“One of the suspects was found with two New Zealand passports bearing different names,” said the source — an indicator that Al-Shabaab networks are more widespread than earlier thought.

AL-SHABAAB THREAT

The arrest come at a time when a US spy agency in its January 29 report said that Al-Shabaab is likely to continue posing threats to the nations of East Africa in the coming year — with security agents fearing that Dadaab continues to be a soft-landing for terrorists.

Although President Uhuru Kenyatta had in March 2017 ordered the closure of Dadaab camp in the wake of the Garissa University College attack in April 2015 and the Westgate shopping mall raid on September 21, 2013, he was heavily criticised by human rights organisations.

Amnesty International said “by offering no options other than return to Somalia, the (Jubilee) government (was) effectively forcing refugees to leave Kenya”.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has then described Dadaab refugee complex as a “breeding ground for terrorists”, with President Kenyatta asking the UNHCR to relocate the camps which share the border with Somalia.

But the government’s bid to close down the camps was stopped by the High Court after Justice John Mativo ruled that then Interior Cabinet Secretary — the late Joseph Nkaissery — and PS Karanja Kibicho, had acted beyond their powers in issuing the directive to close down the camp.

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The court also declared the repatriation of refugees unconstitutional and described the targeting of Somalis as discriminative.

‘NATIONAL SECURITY’

“We shall obey the court order, but we shall not compromise on national security,” Dr Kibicho told the Nation after the ruling.

It is estimated that by the end of 2018, the population of Somali refugees and asylum seekers in the complex was 235,269 scattered in four camps- Dagahaley, IFO, IFO 2 and Hagadera.

Although in November 2013 Kenya and Somalia signed a tripartite agreement with the UNHCR to guide the voluntary repatriation of refugees, the latest figures indicate only 80,144 refugees have been repatriated to Somalia on a voluntary basis since December 2014, and that there had been a decrease in voluntary returns in 2018.

An internal briefing seen by the Nation now describes Dadaab as “a thorn in the flesh” for Kenya due to “insecurity incidences related to terrorism, human trafficking and arms smuggling”.

The report notes that on January 24 at Dagahaley, police gunned down a terrorist suspect and recovered an AK-47 rifle, five magazines and 26 rounds of ammunition.

Also on January 20, eight hooded gunmen armed with AK-47 rifles had attempted to attack a Chinese road construction site before escaping.

“We believe that these attackers escaped into the camps and this points to the challenges arising from continued hosting of refugees in Dadaab complex,” the source said.

‘CONTRABAND GOODS’

“The camps are also a conducive environment for arms smuggling from Somalia, human smuggling, documents facilitation and movement of contraband goods, which are exploited by terrorists to sustain their activities,” the source added.

With the accelerated crackdown on Al-Shabaab operatives in Somalia, intelligence sources believe that the Dadaab camps have become the safe haven for escaping terrorists.

“There is an influx of aliens to the refugee camps running away from security operations in Somalia, some of whom could be Al-Shabab operatives disguised as asylum seekers,” the source said.

“We believe that the refugee camps are still being used as logistical, transit, and facilitation centres for Al-Shabaab operatives.”

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New Bae? Sherlyne Anyango Gets Naughty With Mzungu In The States (Video)

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After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.

Love At First Sight?

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Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.

While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.

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”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”

In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;

  ”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”

Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.

Below is the video;


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Tips to help you get the perfect blazer Eve woman

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 Choosing a blazer is key as it can either break or make your outfit (Image: Pinterest)

 

When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.

Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:

 Always go for a colour that will pair well with most pieces in your closet (Image: Pinterest)

Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?

Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.

When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.

It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.

Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.

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 The design and texture of a blazer will play heavily on how good you look (Image: Pinterest)

A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.

There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.

Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.

Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.

Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.

 The longer the blazer, the more you can play around with your pieces (Image: Pinterest)

They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.

Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.

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Sewage Menace in Pipeline, Residents Cry For Help

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By Milo George

Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.

The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.

They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes.
“We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said.
Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage.
‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.


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