Kenyan listed among seven Isis financiers

Thursday April 18 2019

Four suspected terrorists arraigned in Mombasa

Four suspected terrorists arraigned in Mombasa in 2015. Ms Halima Adan Ali is reported to have facilitated their travel to Somalia on terror-related activities. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

NYABOGA KIAGE
By NYABOGA KIAGE
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MOHAMED AHMED
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The United States of America has listed a woman who has severally been linked to terrorism-related activities in Kenya as one of the seven individuals in the world who finance the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis).

Through its Treasury department, the US has slapped sanctions on 33-year-old Halima Adan Ali, whom it describes as “an Islamic State facilitator based in Kenya with establishments of financial facilitation network that operated in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Eastern Africa”.

With the active sanctions, US has blocked any property or financial interests she may be holding in the US directly or through any of its citizens.

“Halima Adan Ali (Halima) was designated for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to, or in support of, ISIS,” read a statement by the department.

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According to the US government, Ms Ali, over the last two years, has received up to Sh15 million from various countries around the world.

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