KES 1.2 billion reward for information on Al-Shabaab leader behind Manda Bay attack

For information that results in Maalim Ayman, the leader of the terrorist group Jaysh Ayman, being apprehended or prosecuted, the U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million (KES 1.2 billion).

Ayman is thought to have planned the attack on Kenya’s Manda Bay Airfield in January 2020, which resulted in the deaths of two American contractor pilots and an Army specialist as well as the injuries of three additional Americans.

The terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, which has carried out assaults in both Kenya and Somalia, is represented by Jaysh Ayman.

The Department of State named Ayman as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) in November 2020.

The Kenya Defense Forces and U.S. military rely on Manda Bay Airfield as a military outpost to respond to crises, train East African allies in counterterrorism, and safeguard American interests in the area.

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