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Kenya Freezes Bank Accounts of Suspected Terrorism Supporters


Red Cross staff console a woman after she viewed the body of a relative killed in Thursday's al-Shabab attack at a university in Garissa, northeastern Kenya, at the Chiromo funeral home in Nairobi, Kenya, April 7, 2015.

Red Cross staff console a woman after she viewed the body of a relative killed in Thursday's al-Shabab attack at a university in Garissa, northeastern Kenya, at the Chiromo funeral home in Nairobi, Kenya, April 7, 2015.

The VOA Somali service has learned that the Kenyan government has frozen the bank accounts of 86 entities and individuals it suspects of financing terrorism.

The move is designed to choke the flow of money to the Islamist terror group al-Shabab.

All 86 were also put on a government watch list.

Al-Shabab has carried out multiple attacks in Kenya in recent years, and it has warned that more will come unless Kenya withdraws its troops from Somalia.

Most recently, the group claimed responsibility for last Thursday's attack on Garissa University College that killed 148 students.

On Sunday, Kenya carried out airstrikes in Somalia, targeting two al-Shabab camps in the Gedo region along the Kenyan-Somali border.

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