The government of Kenya has announced its decision to shutdown money transfer links to Somalia.
This decision which was announced by the Interior minister, Joseph Nkaissery, has led to the closing down of 13 money transfer firms in an attempt to ligate any financial lifeline used by the Islamic militants to finance terror in the country from Somalia.
This new decree has paralysed different sectors ranging from money houses to Somalia linked bus transport systems and hotels.
85 in all, these firms have been given 24 hours to argue their case and prove to the government why they should not be shutdown. Kenya is evidently taking every measure to check the actions of terrorist in the country as they have been hit one time too many, the latest and deadliest of which is the garissa massacre a week ago which left 148people dead.
Furthermore, the country has placed a bounty on the head of a missing man believed to have masterminded the garissa attacks. Said to be a former islamic teacher in Garissa, Muhammed Kuno is believed to be on the run and is wanted by the Kenyan government. A $215,000 bounty reward will go to whoever provides information leading to his arrest.