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After the deadly Garissa attack, it has now emerged that among those in the list of working with the terrorists are politicians, both current and former, and influential business people.

Intelligence sources have identified the suspected politicians drawn from both Jubilee and CORD as 2 Senators and 5 MPs.  2 of the MPs serve in the current 11th Parliament while three are former MPs.

One of the Senators is from North Eastern while the other is a vocal Senator from Coast.

On the other hand, one of the two sitting MPs financing terror is from Garissa County while the other is from Wajir. The three former MPs are from Garissa, Mandera and Wajir Counties.

According to the source, the said politicians are usually very vocal on human rights of suspected Al Shabaab terrorists and say very little on the fate of the victims. They often hold Press Conferences and appear in talk shows attacking and vilifying the Government for targeting Muslims in the war on terror as well as call for the withdrawal of KDF from Somalia.

Some of them have even gone to the extent of hoodwinking the Government to negotiate with Al Shabaab and seek truce with the terror group.

“In the current and former Parliamentary settings, we know the militia has two crusaders in the Senate and five in the National Assembly. During the last (10th) Parliament, the group had seven legislators owing allegiance to it. One Senator is an avowed supporter of the group which today has adherents even in the legal fraternity,” said the intelligence source.

The militant group has also well connected NGOs and business people who fund their terror activities in the country and some even offer them legal services as their lawyers.

The new development comes even as the Government has frozen the accounts of 85 businesses and individuals suspected to have links with the Al Shabaab.

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