25 July 2012

Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Adds Aboud Rogo Mohammed to List of Individuals and Entities

25 July 2012
Security Council
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Adds Aboud Rogo Mohammed

to List of Individuals and Entities


On 25 July 2012, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea approved the addition of the entry specified below to the list of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets freeze and targeted arms embargo imposed by paragraphs 1, 3 and 7 of resolution 1844 (2008):

(13) Aboud Rogo Mohammed

AKA: Aboud Mohammad Rogo

AKA: Aboud Seif Rogo

AKA: Aboud Mohammed Rogo

AKA: Sheikh Aboud Rogo

AKA: Aboud Rogo Muhammad

AKA: Aboud Rogo Mohamed

POB: Lamu Island, Kenya

DOB: 11 November 1960

Alt. DOB: 11 November 1967

Alt. DOB: 11 November 1969

Alt. DOB: 1 January 1969

Kenya-based extremist Aboud Rogo Mohammed has threatened the peace, security, or stability of Somalia, by providing financial, material, logistical, or technical support to al-Shabaab, an entity listed by the UNSC Committee established pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia and resolution 1907 (2009) concerning Eritrea for engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Somalia.

Aboud Rogo Mohammed is an extremist Islamic cleric based in Kenya.  He continues to exert influence over extremist groups in East Africa as part of his campaign to promote violence throughout East Africa.  Aboud Rogo’s activities include fundraising for al-Shabaab.

As the main ideological leader of Al Hijra, formerly known as the Muslim Youth Center, Aboud Rogo Mohammed has used the extremist group as a pathway for radicalization and recruitment of principally Swahili speaking Africans for carrying out violent militant activity in Somalia.  In a series of inspirational lectures between February 2009 and February 2012, Aboud repeatedly called for the violent rejection of the Somali peace process.  During these lectures, Rogo repeatedly called for the use of violence against both the United Nations and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Somalia, and urged his audiences to travel to Somalia to join al-Shabaab’s fight against the Kenyan Government.

Aboud Rogo Mohammed also offers guidance on how Kenyan recruits joining al-Shabaab can evade detection by the Kenyan authorities, and which routes to follow when travelling from Mombasa and/or Lamu to Al-Shabaab strongholds in Somalia, notably Kismayo.  He has facilitated the travel to Somalia of numerous Kenyan recruits for al-Shabaab.

In September 2011, Rogo was recruiting individuals in Mombasa, Kenya, for travel into Somalia, presumably to conduct terrorist operations.  In September 2008, Rogo held a fundraising meeting in Mombasa to help finance al-Shabaab activities in Somalia.

The latest version of the list is available on the Committee’s webpage at:

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