Police have arrested a couple suspected to be key financers of the outlawed Al Shabaab terrorism group.
Yassin Abdille Hussein aka Abu Sumeiya and his wife Fartun Mohammed Guleid were apprehended in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate.
The arrests come a day after seven KDF soldiers were killed and two others sustained serious injuries following an attack in Dhobley along the Kenya-Somalia border.
The two who are in police custody, were arrested in Eastleigh Nairobi following successful intelligence operation by the police.
The couple is believed to be accomplices of a key Al Shabaab operative in Mandera Abdiweli Mohammed Guleid alias Abdiweli Kamaure who was the mastermind of the November 2014 Mandera Bus attack where all non-Muslims on board were killed.
Police have also released images of other terror suspects believed to be close allies of the couple. The 5 are Kullow Yarrow Abdi, Mohamed Ahmed Yarrow, Ahmed Dabar, Mohamed Mohamud Abdillahi and Adan Yusuf Sheikh.
Meanwhile, 7 KDF soldiers have been killed and 2 others injured after the vehicle they were travelling in was blown up by an improvised explosive device believed to have been planted on the road.
The vehicle was part of a convoy on patrol when the explosion happened.
The wreckage of the car tells the severity of the explosion on Sunday night that reduced the military Toyota Land Cruiser to a shell.
The soldiers were reportedly heading to a military base in Dhobley in Somalia’s Lower Juba region when the incident occurred.
The injured soldiers were air lifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment.
The Department of Defence is yet to issue a statement on the attack, amid reports that the bodies of the deceased have been flown to Wajir.