Kenyan captives in the war on terror

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Some Kenyan have ended up captives in the war on terror.[1][2] The East Africa Standard reported on July 29, 2008 that 19 individuals suspected of ties to al Qaeda apprehended in Kenya in the winter of 2007 were: "removed from police custody by foreign security agents for interrogation."

Der Spiegel reports that Kenyan authorities worked with the USA when it backed an Ethiopian incursion into Somalia around New Year 2007.[3] It reports that as many as 200 American FBI and CIA officers were involved.

A Kenyan Parliamentary report states:[1]

The rendition of the terror suspects is illegal under the Constitution and international law because it disregards judicial and administrative processes.

The report states some captives were arrested before being handed over to foreign custody, while others were simply kidnapped.[1]

The 19 Kenyans were among a larger group of captives most of whom were not Kenyans. Captives were rendered to Ethiopia and Somalia.[1] One captive, Abdulmalik Mohamed, was transported to extrajudicial detention in the United States' Guantanamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba.

Kenyans informally transferred to foreign custody
Aden Sheikh Abdullahi
Saidi Shifa
Salam Ngama
Bashir Hussein Chirag Mohammed Sader
Said Hamisi Mohamed
Swaleh Ali Tunza
Hassan Shaban Mwazume
Hussein Ali Said
Tsuma Solomon Adam Ayila
Abdi Muhammed Abdillahi
Salim Awadh Salim
Abdulrashid Mohamed
Kasim Musa Mwarusi
Ali Musa Mwarusi
Abdallah Halifan Tondwe
Nasru Tuko
Mohammed Said Mohamed
Saqaawi Diin
Wahab Mohamed Abdulmalik


  1. ^ a b c d Ben Agina (2008-07-29). "How terror suspects were flown out of Kenya". East African Standard. Archived from the original on July 29, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-29. One Abdulmalik Mohamed, said to be a Kenyan citizen and suspected of being involved in the bombing of Paradise Hotel in Mombasa, was arrested in Kenya and handed to foreign agents who flew him to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being held in custody in Mombasa and Nairobi.
  2. ^ "Horn of terror: Report of US-led mass extra-ordinary renditions from Kenya to Somalia, Ethiopia and Guantanamo Bay January - June 2007". Muslim Human Rights Forum. 2007-07-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 29, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  3. ^ John Goetz, Marcel Rosenbach, Holger Stark (2007-06-13). "Taking the 'War on Terror' to Africa". Der Spiegel. Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-07-29.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)