Kenyan Army Commander General Raria visits Somalia days after deaths of KDF forces

In the middle of Al-Shabaab series of attacks in security bases at Somalia, Kenya Army Commander Lieutenant General Walter Raria on Monday visited the war torn country to encourage KDF troops.

Last week, a deadly attack waged against AMISOM soldiers, saw Major General Fatuma Ali, a soldier with much respect within AU forces, dying alongside her husband near presidential palace.

And the death of Major General Fatuma Ali Rageh alias Fay Ali was one of the worst losses for AMISOM in recent days. “She was described as a self-less, brave soldier who sacrificed a lot for peace. Her husband, also a soldier died in the same attack when VBIED explosion destroyed their vehicle,” VOA journalist Harun Maruf said

“She sacrificed as a mother of 9. Her 3rd husband, also a soldier was in the same vehicle, he died today. Her previous 2 husbands were also killed by Shabaab according to a person who knows the family,” said Maruf, adding that she was respected among soldiers.

During the trip which targeted Forward Operating Bases of Elwak, Gherile and Burahache, Lt General Raria congratulated KDF troops for efforts to neutralise Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia.

Source: hivisasa


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