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Kenya raises concerns Eritrea arming Somali rebels

November 4, 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s foreign minister has met with the Eritrean ambassador and raised concerns that arms are flowing from Eritrea to Somalia’s al-Shabab militia.

Moses Wetangula said Friday that he raised concern over intelligence that planes were secretly flying weapons to Somalia with Eritrean involvement.

Wetangula says that the ambassador delivered letters from Eritrea’s foreign minister, who is expected to come to the Kenyan capital soon.

Wetangula says that Kenya “has options” if it is proved that Eritrea was arming al-Shabab. He declined to say what those were.

Kenyan troops entered Somalia last month. A military spokesman says there have been three flights carrying arms to al-Shabab in the past week.

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