Woman tells anti-terror officers he wants to join KDF because he trained with Al-Shabaab

Police officers are holding a 22-year-old woman who confessed that she had trained with militia group, AL-Shabaab.

Sheril Lendenyo was on Monday arrested in Tinderet, Nandi County by sleuths drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation while she sort to join Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) in the ongoing recruitment process at Songhor Sports Ground in Nandi County.

While being presented before an Eldoret Court, an investigating officer Pahanuel Kaaria said that the Form Two dropout to the Anti Terror Police Unit (ATPU) that she wanted to join the forces because she had undergone physical training with Al-Shabaab for two years in Boni Forest.

She also revealed that she had been taught how to use various military weapons including the G-3 rifle.

Lendenyo also revealed that the training from the Al-Shabaab camp has enabled her to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

At the recruitment camp, the suspect appeared with no identity document, she told the officers her name and where she leaves.

The detective told the court that the ATPU officers had suspected that Lendenyo had ulterior motives by joining the military.

Before her arrest, her neighbours in Tinderet had expressed fear after she openly confessed she had been in Somalia for years after allegedly being kidnapped by the Al-Shabaab militant in 2019.



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