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ICC Note: Al-shabaab has lured another young Kenyan man into their services. The young man called his family to inform them that he had decided to join. The organization often attracts young men with promises of money, women and power.

05/19/2018 Kenya (Standard Media) – A family is appealing for help to return son back home after he called to say he had joined the Al Shabaab. Sarah Khalamwa from Mwambuli village in Lugari sub-county claims her 19-year-old son called last weekend to inform her that he had crossed over to Somalia and joined the militia group.

“I could not believe my ears when he told me that he had already signed a contract with the Al Shabaab, and that he would not be coming home anytime soon,” the mother of five told journalists at her home.

According to the woman, her son left home for Nairobi last February in search of a job. He later informed the family that he had landed a farmhand’s job in Westlands, Nairobi. “He would send me some cash for upkeep until he broke the news that he had joined the group,” she said.

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