Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has revealed that over 180 Kenyan soldier were killed by the Al shabaab in el-Adde military base last month.
Speaking during an interview on Somali Cable TV, Mohamud clarified that the number of soldiers killed was between 180 – 200.
This is the first time the information has leaked to the public since the Kenyan government warned members of the public and media against publishing such sensitive information.
“When 180 or close to 200 soldiers who were sent to us are killed in one day in Somalia, it’s not easy
“The soldiers have been sent to Somalia to help us get peace in our country, and their families are convinced that they died while on duty”, said the President