Daniel Joseph Maldonado, an American convert, was arrested by the Kenyan
military in January 2007 and handed over the US authorities. In April he pleaded
guilty to a charge of receiving training from a foreign terrorist organization and
was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in June. In this first-hand account from
his cell in Houston’s Federal Detention Centre he describes the circumstances
around his migration to Somalia, the tragic death of his wife Umm Musa and his
subsequent arrest in Kenya and imprisonment there and in the US.