Kenyan suicide bomber behind Kulbiyow attack
A Kenyan was the suicide bomber behind a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) that killed dozens of KDF personnel in an attack in Kulbiyow, Somalia.
Investigations by both Kenya Defence Forces and other agencies show Anwar Yogan Mwok died in one of the VBIED that exploded at the camp on January 27.
He and fellow Kenyans Ramadhan Kungwa and Erick Achayo Ogada had joined Al-Shabaab and were wanted by police for their involvement in terror activities.
“Mwok was in one of the lead Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device VBIED that targeted the KDF camp. He was killed by the heavy artillery fired by the KDF and died instantly,” said an official aware of the probe.
Kungwa and Achayo who were among the Al Shabaab infantry suffered serious injuries and reliable sources have indicated that their Kenyan associates and family members are trying to sneak them into the country for medical care.
Mwok was born in Siaya County in 1981. He was born and raised a Christian but later converted to Islam.
When he was younger, his family moved to Nairobi. He was a player for the Mathare United Soccer Club prior to his conversion into Islam and recruitment into violent extremism.
He lived in Umoja Estate with his family until 2013 when he left for Somalia to join Al-Shabaab.
Once in Somalia, he joined Jaysh Ayman, a group of largely Kenyan Al-Shabaab fighters who plan and execute attacks against innocent Kenyans within the country.