NAIROBI, (Somalilandpress) — Kenyan security forces have arrested three suspected terrorist in the capital Nairobi on Thursday.
Sources say that the suspects were planning to leave Nairobi for Somalia’s war-torn capital, Mogadishu, where they were to meet Islamists groups fighting the transitional government.
“The three suspects are being questioned to establish their activities
in the country. They are being investigated over terrorism
activities,” said a police source.
The three suspects include Dr Suleiman Ahmed who originally hails from the disputed Sool region, he is believed to be behind serious bombs in the town of Las Anod that killed a number of Somaliland military officials.
The arrest come barely after a suspected terrorist of Australian
national and Somali origin, Hussein Hashi Farah, escaped from Kenyan
A police officer who is privy to the investigation against the three
suspects said they were in possession of Kenyan, Australian and
American passports respectively.
“There are no specific charges against these three, but they are under
investigation. We will let you know of the progress and if they will
be charged in court,” the police source added.
“I am not aware of that,” said Anti-Terrorism Police Unit Chief
Nicholas Kamwende when contacted.
Police officers at the Wilson airport said the suspects were picked up
by anti-terrorism officers who whisked them away to their offices in
The name of one of the three was almost similar to that of a terror
suspect who fled from a police station in Busia town that is at the
Kenyan –Uganda border, sparking anxiety amongst police officers who
“We have since established it is a different person but we are still
interrogating them,” another officer said.
On Wednesday, four other suspected terrorists were arrested in Mombasa and were due to be flown to Nairobi for further interrogation.
by Abdulaziz Billow
Somalilandpress, 26 March 2010