Monica Juma urges UN listing of Al-Shabaab as terror group


Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma who tweeted on Saturday in reference to the Friday attack in the Kismayo emerging smear campaign

Monica Juma has urged the international community to hasten the listing of Al-Shabaab as a terrorist organization under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1267 of 1999, following a terrorist attack on a popular hotel in southern Somalia.

“Claimed by the Al Shabaab, this attack is another reminder to the international community of the imperative to list the Al Shabaab, like all other terrorist groups, under the UNSC resolution 1267, and strengthen collective resolve in countering terrorist actions and ideology,” she tweeted.

The families and friends of the people that lost their lives to yesterday’s terrorist attack in Kismayo, Somalia.”Three Tanzanians, two Americans, a British and a Canadian were among foreign nationals killed in the attack. Monica Juma made a similar call on May 21 when she held talks with European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. “In combating global terrorism and sustaining the painful gains made, we urge you to support Kenya in listing the al-Shabaab as a terrorism organization under the UNSC 1267,” she urged.

Kenya’s military is part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, Amisom ,comprising of Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, and Ethiopia.