3 Kenyan terror suspects sneak to Somali to join Al-Shabaab

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Police are calling on members of the public to share any information on three suspected Al-shabaab recruits believed to have sneaked to Somalia for training. 

The three are Mohammed Abdalla Asman alias Papa, alias Raymond from Majengo in Nairobi County, Hamisi Hemed alias Baloteli and Ali Ahmed Ali both from Malindi Kilifi County.

Police say the trio is in contact with other suspects in Kenya and could be planning to execute terror attacks locally.

Members of the public have also been cautioned against withholding information on suspected radicalization activities and anyone found culpable will be held liable for abetting crime.

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In a statement to media houses the Police says, “We wish to inform members of the public that three Kenyans have sneaked out of the country to join Al-Shabaab terror group.”

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The suspects are already in Somalia undertaking training after they sneaked out of the country in early April this year with the help of some local AS contact who the police are pursuing.

The suspects plan to sneak back into the country to stage terror attacks and are said to be in contact with others in the Country planning local attacks.

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Mohamed Abdalla Asman was released from jail on 12th July, 2017 after he was arrested by security agencies on 4th October, 2013, where he was charged, got convicted and served at Garissa GK Prison.

At the time of his arrest in the year 2013, his journey to Somalia had been facilitated by Sheikh Ibrahim Umar alias Amru who taught him religion at Answar Sunna Mosque.

Before their escape to Somalia both Hamisi Hemed and Ali Ahmed Ali were employees at Afrafat hotel owned by one Mahfudh in Malindi town.

The police say “It is deeply regrettable that there are still some families and Kenyan businessmen abetting radicalization, recruitment and facilitation of their kins to join terror groups.”

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We however wish to thank members of the public that have continued to cooperate and sharing information with security agencies.

We wish to encourage them to continue reporting any suspicious individuals that could be engaged in radicalizing our youths.

“We therefore warn those parents who are not cooperating with the police, that withholding information on suspected radicalization, would make liable to be held accountable for abetting crime. “

Equally the said parents risk losing their children to terrorism and eventually destroying their families and entire community.

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