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Kenya naval ships shell and bomb Kismayo

Discussion in 'Kenyan Politics' started by Nairoberry, May 29, 2012.

  1. Nairoberry

    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    Kenyan warships have shelled the
    Somali port of Kismayo. Kenya says
    it shelled the al-Shabab-controlled
    port city of Kismayo after Kenyan
    ships came under fire.
    Kenyan military spokesman, Cyrus
    Oguna, said ”they fired at us and
    we fired back.” Oguna says Kenya
    Defense Force ships routinely
    patrol the area, but this is the first
    time that they have engaged in
    combat in Kismayo. He said he
    could not confirm casualties at this
    time.
    Militants blamed Kenyan forces for
    the attack. A Kismayo resident who
    prefers to give just his first name,
    Mohamed, said that the first
    shelling started just after three in
    the morning.
    The warships at the coast of
    Kismayo started shelling the port,
    Mohamed says the warships
    started the shelling and al-Shabab
    returned fire. He said the shelling
    stopped for a few hours before
    resuming midmorning.
    The second shelling, which started
    just before 6:00 am local time, hit
    a house near the port, injuring an
    eight-year old boy.
    The sister of the injured boy told
    said that the shell landed outside
    their home as the family was
    getting ready to start their day.
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  2. Nairoberry

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    m.voanews.com/1120702.html
    seems the kenya navy will capture kismayo ahead of tha army
     
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    kadoda11 JF-Expert Member

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    while alshaabab heat nairobi they heat kismayo.that's just part of a game.
     
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    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    i believe in the kenyan navy more than the army in terms of perfomance. kenya navy is ranked the third most powerful navy in sub sahara africa.
     
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    They may capture Kismayo but what about Nairobi, is it safe enough?
     
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    Heat harder these Terrorist
     
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    The warships were there on
    purpose, one, either to take
    enemy fire and determine what
    type of anti-ships weaponry the
    Al-Shabaab had and can use, and
    two, how the Al-Shabaab could
    respond to a naval onslaught
     
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    That has been done severally in the past -there are no surprises to learn on both these queries now. This latestKismayo Naval activity was cover for a larger-than-usual SOC covert insertion at 03H00, and a subsequent extraction late same morning with some high-value Local Assets. Hummint, Mapping and Recon. Nothing to do with a tit-for-tat maneno AS is bragging about.
     
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    gotcha mate
     
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    Do you think that rank and the attacking Kismayo will make Nairobi and entire Kenya at ease????!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Jino kwa jino.
     
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    Kenya Navy and us marine test fire a heavyweight Mark 60 CAPTOR (Encapsulated Torpedo)torpedo from the Kenya navy ship Uhuru in this 2009 photo
    Random cool picture: US and Kenya Navy training off Mombasa coast in the Indian Ocean | Breaking News Kenya

    Kenyahas said it will spend billions to be the naval power in Indian ocean region alongside India
    Parliamentary Budget Committee has recommended Sh3.6 billion payment for a contract entered in 2003 for construction of a Kenya Navy ship.
    Taxpayers will have forked out more than Sh5 billion for the vessel built in Spain if the payment is made in July as recommended in a report tabled in the House on Wednesday.

    This is Sh1 billion higher than the Sh3.9 billion initial cost of the ship expected to be delivered on July 2 if full payment is made to Spanish manufacturer, Euromarine.
    In 2007, Parliament heard Sh1.55 billion had already been paid to the Spanish contractors before the process was stopped over grand corruption.
    The report tabled on Wednesday by committee chairman Adan Keynan says the Defence Ministry and Euromarine have agreed on the payment terms and the delivery schedule of the naval vessel.
    approve payment
    In total, the Government is required to pay 34 million Euros (Sh3.6 billion) so that the ship christened MV Jasiri can be delivered by July 2.
    It adds the Treasury provided Sh1 billion in the supplementary budget as part payment.
    The balance is Sh2.9 billion, according to the report, although calculations indicate the difference has been prioritised in the budget for the 2012/13 financial year.
    On May 2, 2007 then chairman of the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee GG Kariuki implored Parliament to approve the payments after leading a fact-finding mission to Spain.
    The then Laikipia West MP explained the money, which was involved in building the ship was Sh3.9 billion of which Sh1.55 billion had been paid.
    By June 2006, he added, Sh1.833 billion had not been paid, which included interest, penalties and installments.
    He said the ship was 98 per cent ready and only remained to be fitted with armaments. And subject to full payments officers would be trained on how to operate the vessel.
    The House heard the MV Jasiri weighs 140 tonnes, was 85 metres long and 13 metres wide. It was billed as the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa.
    Standard Digital : Kenya : Budget team approves Sh3.6b for Kenya Navy ship..
     
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    wakenya washamba sana, yaani limbukeni kuliko watu wote duniani.
     
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    yap, afadhali wewe umesema!
     
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    kwa hiyo kenya ni ya washamba kwa ajili ya kupanga kununua meli za kivita? hivi karibuni navy ya kenya itamiliki bahari indi yote pale inapakana na bara la africa kenya pia inalinda pwani yetu ya tanzania mara kwa mara meli za kivita za kenya usafiri eneo lote la tz mpaka msumbiji bila pingamizi lolote kutoka izo nchi maana haziwezi pinga meli hizo za kivita za kenya.
     
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    wewe kibwengu kusema aseme mwingine kuninukuu uninukuu mimi, ndo nikueleweje?
     
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    class 7
     
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    ha ha ha wewe ni sawa na kunguni. ni bora nikuache kama ulivyo.
     
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    JokaKuu Platinum Member

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    ..Kenyans were just retaliating.

    ..kama hawa kweli wamedhamiria waingie huko watembeze kichapo.

    ..Al-Shabab hawaelewi lugha nyingine zaidi ya ukatili na unyama.

    ..U have to instill fear on Al-Shabaab, in order to bring them to submission.

    ..the question is: Je askari wa Kenya wanaweza kuwa wakatili zaidi ya Al-Shabaab??
     
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