Kenya to ‘re-integrate’ hundreds of returning al-Shabab recruits

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A student wearing facepaint walks past wooden crosses in memory of the Garissa university students who were killed by gunmen, at a memorial concert at the "Freedom Corner" in Kenya's capital Nairobi on April 14, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Noor Khamis
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-KENYA-SHABAAB, originally transmitted on Oct. 26, 2015.

A student wearing facepaint walks past wooden crosses in memory of the Garissa university students who were killed by gunmen, at a memorial concert at the "Freedom Corner" in Kenya's capital Nairobi on April 14, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Noor Khamis *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-KENYA-SHABAAB, originally transmitted on Oct. 26, 2015.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Some returning recruits had quit al-Shabab on their own; others took advantage of an amnesty the government offered after the Garissa University massacre in April.