Former Al-Shabab fighter
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'I was an al-Shabab recruit'

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says his country is at war with the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab.

Thousands of Kenyan troops are part of the African Union force fighting al-Shabab in Somalia.

But some analysts estimate that nearly a quarter of the group's fighters are Kenyans who it recruits in the country's poverty-ridden slums.

The BBC's Tom Burridge met one young man who said he was recruited by al-Shabab when he was 18.

He said he spent two years in Somalia and had now left the group and was back in Nairobi.

  • 12 Dec 2014
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