Kenya offers amnesty to Al-Shabaab youth


Kenya has offered an amnesty to tens of youths who joined the Al-Shabaab, if they register with the government in the next ten days.

Those who fail to heed this call within the prescribed time frame will be treated as criminals and will face the full force of the law.

Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery advised the youths to report to County Commissioners in Nairobi, Mombasa and Garissa for further directions.

He added that the Government would consider granting amnesty and appropriate reintegration support.

The measures are the latest to be taken by the government in efforts to address growing terror threats in the country.

The announcement comes more than a week after terrorists raided Garissa University College and killed 148 people.

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