Does This Image Show Recent Killings in Lamu?

This tweet claims to show bodies of alleged Al-Shabab members, alongside weapons supposedly recovered from them.

Background

Reports account for 6 deaths in Majembeni area of Lamu county by suspected Al-Shabab militants with 4 others arrested in connection to these attacks. On January 7, 2022, 4 police officers were reported dead when their vehicle was attacked in Milihoi, Lamu county. 

Verification

According to a reverse image search on Bing, this image first appeared on the internet on May 1, 2016. In this article, by Goobjooge over 30 military officers were killed after Al-Shabab militants recaptured Mogadishu, Somalia.

Originally, this image was taken during an attack in Mogadishu but also republished by Intelligence Briefs in 2018.

Verdict 

This image claiming to show bodies of slain Al-Shabab members in Lamu County is FALSE. 

This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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Nyakerario Omari

Nyakerario J. Omari is a Kenyan writer and journalist with a passion for in-depth stories told through documentaries. She has an interest in reporting matters concerning health, crime and human rights.