Recruited by Al-Shabaab in 2015, Gichunge, who grew up in Isiolo and Nyeri, was, paradoxically, the son of Abdullah Salim Gichunge, a Sergeant in the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) fighting Al-Shabaab since 2011.
I am telling them when the right time comes, I will have something to say,” the President told a rally in Nyeri town.
She said Salim, who on several occasions used the name Idriss while in Nyeri got exposed to online religious studies which pushed him to extremism.
Suspects involved in terror attacks have been traced to the slums in Nyeri, Nairobi or Mombasa.
The situation in Garissa, Tharaka, Mandera, Wajir, West Pokot, Meru (North) and Kilifi is worsening quickly, warns the authority in its latest report, adding that Isiolo, Laikipia, Taita Taveta, Lamu, Embu, Kajiado, Baringo, Makueni, Nyeri (Kieni) and Narok are stable.
Nyeri county leadership has disagreed with claims by some Jubilee MPs that the Mt.
Team Kieleweke, which was coined by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, is seen as the troop that has remained loyal to Uhuru, and is calling for a stop to 2022 politicking, and instead for elected leaders to focus on development and deliver the Big Four agenda.
Police are investigating reports that Gichunge may have visited Nyeri’s Majengo slums during the December holiday season to link up with other Somalia-trained youths.
Three people were critically injured and rushed to the Nyeri County Referral Hospital for treatment while at least 16 others suffered minor injuries.
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has already conducted a seven-day pilot census - between August 24-31, 2018 - in Kwale, Kilifi, Makueni, Nairobi, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi, Mandera, Kericho, Busia, Kisumu, Kisii and West Pokot counties.