A Kenyan fighting for the al Shabaab terrorist group has been found dead at a camp in Jilib in an apparent suicide.
The body of the deceased, identified as Abdi Kimani, was found dangling behind a house in the camp that holds new foreign recruits. According to sources, Kimani took his life after staying in the camp for three weeks.
He is said to be the third foreign fighter, among five who have killed themselves at the camp. An unknown number reportedly fled the camp for its unbearable conditions.
It is claimed that harsh living conditions are one of the unrealistic expectations faced by the new recruits when they arrive at the camp.
The source further disclosed that last week a Tanzanian female recruit, identified as Amina took her life after she reported to have been sexually assaulted several times by the militants.
“She spent whole morning groaning and screaming saying that she wanted a doctor. But no one came to her aid and after the cries went silent at around midday, she was found dead.”
Reports indicate that she stabbed herself.
According to unconfirmed reports from the Al-Shabaab camp in Afmadhow, two female recruits had attempted to commit suicide over rape allegations.
The two were, however, subjected to lashing by the militants as punishment for attempting to end their lives.