Thursday, 24 March 2016

Terror suspect arrested in Mombasa released on bond


Abdikarim Hussein 1 day ago 10040
American arrested in connection with terror group al-Shabaab in Mombasa
– The suspected was arrested in a house in Nyali, Mombasa and was found with two pistols he was staying with two women
– The suspect is an American citizen was later released on a bond of KSh 500,000 and told to report to the CID
Anti-terror police officers have arrested an American citizen who has been linked to terror activities.
The man was arrested in Nyali, Mombasa after being tracked.
Coast police commander Francis Wanjohi said the suspect was also found in possession of two pistols in a house he shares with two women.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, March 21 at his office Wanjohi said investigations are underway concerning the suspect aims and if he has any connection to terror activities.
“Security will be maintained in the coast region as we have enough trained security personnel and the suspect will be prosecuted and we shall not allow any one to cause chaos in the coast as action will be taken,” Wanjohi said.
Wanjohi said they got information concerning the activities of the suspect from the general public in Nyali who are his neighbors who alerted security officers of his suspicious activities.
The suspect was later on Monday, March 21 arraigned in court and released on a bond of KSh 500,000 and ordered to be reporting to criminal investigations department headquarters in Mombasa every end of the month as investigations continue.
Kenyans have also been warned of a possible attack by Somalia based terror group al-Shabaab.
The warning comes after the Kenya Defence Forces with the support of the Somali national army killed 34 militants in two separate attacks on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, March.
National police service spokesman George Kinoti said the militants have been running away from Somalia towards Kenya after the KDF assault and now pose a great security threat to the country.
The police service has asked Kenyans to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons, activities or objects.

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