List of 9 Tycoons Whose Bank Accounts Were Frozen For Financing Terrorism

On Wednesday the Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i ordered the immediate freezing of bank accounts linked to 9 individuals who are believed to be financiers of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. The list of the 9 individuals contains names of several men and women

The CS said there was enough evidence linking them to the terror group financial support.

Today, acting pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 11(1) of the Prevention of Terrorism-POTA (Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Suppression of Terrorism) Regulations 2013, and having regard to the resolutions of the Counter Financing of Terrorism Inter-Ministerial Committee held on 5′ February 2020 pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 13(1) of POTA Regulations 2013, I hereby order the freezing of funds and property of the following individuals and entities,” Matiang’i announced in a press statement.

The CS also ordered the closure of all bank accounts and property registered in the names or using the identity cards of the nine tycoons.

The list of the nine individual is as below

  1. Halima Adna Ali
  2. Waleed Ahmed Zein
  3. Sheikh Guyo Gorsa Boru
  4. Mohammed Abdi Ali (Abu Fidaa)
  5. Nuseiba Mohammed Haji
  6. Abdimajit Adan Hassan
  7. Mohammed Ali Abdi
  8. Muktar Ibrahim Ali
  9. Mire Abdullahi Elmi

Details have emerged of two individuals on the list linking them to international terrorist network.

The two – Halima Adan Ali and Waleed Ahmed Zein – have been linked to global terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS).

According to investigations, the two are responsible for establishing a global network for financing the terror group.

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In addition, they were sanctioned by the United States of America between 2018 and 2019 for their links to the terrorist groups.

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