Four terror suspects surrender to police in Isiolo


Police on Sunday released photos of suspects believed to be linked to the Dusit D2 complex terror

Four of the eight suspects on the police terror list have surrendered to authorities a day after their names were published.

The latest development comes as Kenyan detectives intensified the search for planners of the 14 Riverside Drive complex attack across the country with the operation targeting active al shabaaab recruitment cells.

The publishing of the eight suspects said to have played varied roles in the 14 Diverside Drive complex appears to have rattled some of the suspects with four presenting themselves before authorities in Isiolo.

Their parents said to have taken their complaints to the deputy county commissioner’s office following the publishing of the list by the National Police Service.

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Gaddafi alias Munene,  Ali Abdi Kachora, Boru Abdi Bidu and Ramadhan Rasho are now in police custody as detectives follow possible collusion with those who executed the attack.

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The decision by police to publish their names informed by intelligence reports that they could have played active roles in planning of the Dusit D2 complex attack in Nairobi that left 21 people dead and injured 28 others.

The suspects were among five others listed as armed and dangerous.

Others included Violet Kemunto alias Khadija, Dido Mohamed Fugicha alias Dingdong, Hussein Adan Hussein alias Etto and Boru Abdi Bidu as well as one unnamed middle aged man.

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More suspects arraigned

Meanwhile, four more suspects accused of plotting last week’s terror attack at the 14 riverside drive complex have been arraigned in court as investigations into the incident intensify.

The four other suspects were arraigned at the Milimani law courts, through a miscellaneous application by the prosecution bringing the number of those brought before the courts to nine.

Muktar Ibrahim, Isaak Husssein and Sakina Mariam Abdalla will spend a further 30 days in police cells after the courts granted police more time to conclude their investigations.

The fourth suspect George Ndung’u will be held for ten days.

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Last Friday, five suspects linked to the DusitD2 complex terror attack were detained for 30 days  after detectives were granted more time to conclude their investigations.

Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku ordered  the suspects Joel N’gan’ga, Oliver Muthee, Gladys Kaari, Guleid Abdihakim– Canadian and Osman Ibrahim to be placed in custody at any police station preferred by the prosecution.

21 people lost their lives in the attack with dozens others were injured even as security forces managed to evacuate 700 people.

A search for key masterminds of the Tuesday’s attack has been extended to counties outside the capital Nairobi amid revelations of active alshabaab recruitment cells in parts of the country.


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