Intelligence analyzed by Strategic Intelligence Service shows that Muktar Robow also known as Abu Mansour has been trying to reach the Kenyan authorities to defect.
“Robow has severally made attempts to reach out to us” The Directorate of Military Intelligence in Kenya. “Initially he was not serious about it.” DMI adds.
Robow is intelligent and a main pillar of the Somali militant Islamist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen.
His defection will deny Al-Shabaab vital manpower and intelligence. It is a big blow that, Shabaab will certainly lose all South of Somalia due to Robow’s influence there besides the tight noose by Kenya Defense Forces.
Former Al-shabab intelligence Chief Zakariya Ismail Hersi speaking to a radio station also reported that Muktar Robow defected 2 years ago.