IDPs who fled al-Shabab in southern Kenya fear returning home | Kenya News | Al Jazeera

IDPs who fled al-Shabab in southern Kenya fear returning home

Kenya says al-Shabab has been cleared out of the Boni Forest, but IDPs say it still isn't safe for them to return.

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    Kenya's military says it has pushed Somalia-based al-Shabab fighters out of Boni Forest that lies along the border between the two countries.

    The armed group has used the area as a hideout from which to launch attacks.

    But people who've been displaced by the fighting are scared to go back home, fearing attacks by herders living inside the forest.

    Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Witu, southern Kenya.


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