KDF on the spot over Shabaab charcoal exports in Somalia
Monday November 13 2017
KDF soldiers take positions at Kismayu after taking control of the port from Al-Shabaab on October 28, 2012. UN says Kenyan military, part of Amisom, has failed to stop charcoal trade at the port. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
It is not the first time UN experts have made allegations of KDF non-compliance with the charcoal-export ban.
The UN's Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group said last year that Kenyan troops assigned to Amisom were receiving $2 (Sh200) per bag of charcoal illegally shipped from the port of Kismayo.
Kenyan forces' collusion in the illicit trade may have brought them $12 million (Ksh1.2 billion) in proceeds, the 2016 report suggested.