By Judith Akolo
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has asked the public to assist in efforts to apprehend four armed and dangers criminals.
Boinnet is asking residents of Wajir and Mandera to once again demonstrate unity of purpose and assist the police in apprehending the dangerous criminals.
In the terse alert, the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is urging the public to provide information leading to the arrest of; Mohammed Ahmed Farah(Degodia from Wajir), Mohammed Osman Aliow alias Issack Okolla(Garre from Elwak), Abukar Mohammed Yunis(Degodia from Wajir) and Abdulahi Dimbil Ahmed(Degodia from Wajir).
Boinnet says the criminals who are armed and dangerous are a danger to public safety.
The IG says the police are pursuing the suspects believed to be in the Mandera/Wajir area and “are believed to be working closely with the fugitives Mohammed Mohamoud Ali alias Gamadhere, Abdikarim Osman Jilaow alias Mustafa Ato and Mohammed Abdi Musa alias Habil Al-Somali,” says the police statement.
The police further indicate that Gamadere, Mustafa Ato and Habil Al-Somali are Al-Shabaab leaders based in Somalia.
According to the police statement, 44 years old Mohammed Osman Aliow alias Issack Okolla walks with a limp as his name Okola means “One who walks with a limp”.
31 years old Abdullahi Dimbil Ahmed from Wajir East is a former Madrasa teacher in Kutulo prior to joining Al Shabaab.
27 years old Mohammed Ahmed Farah is from Wajir East and is also a Madrassa teacher in Wagberi and a relative to Mohammed Kunow Yusuf.
32 years old Abukar Mohammed Yunis also from Wajir East was a Madrassa teacher in Riba.
Police are asking the public to call or SMS immediately on citing any of the four criminals to National Police Hotline number 020 – 219 91 51 or the National Police Service Headquarters Hotline number 0702 432 877 or 999 or 112.
The police have offered a Kshs 2 million bounty on each for four suspected armed and dangerous criminals.
Police suspect the four armed and dangerous criminals participated on the attack on Makkah Bus on December 21st last year
Meanwhile in Malindi police have apprehended a terror suspect who surrendered at Malindi’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) office.
The suspect Mahmoud Mohammed alias Gasere who is one of four being sought by surrendered himself to the authorities after police circulated his photo.
Mahmoud Mohammed alias Gasere’s father walked him to the Malindi Police Station where he surrendered to police.
Mahmoud Mohammed alias Gasere is among several suspects on the police list of most wanted terror suspects and whose pictures have been circulated by the police.
Police in late December last year appealed to the public to volunteer information on the whereabouts of 11 other terror suspects.
The police released names and profiles of persons saying they were locals and under police surveillance suspected to have enlisted in dangerous criminal and terrorist groupings including the Somalia based Al Shabaab
The list included; Abdifatar Abubakar Abdi AKA Musa Muhajir, a Somali citizen who had been earlier deported for being in the country illegally and is believed to have alongside his associates staged the 2014 Mpeketoni attacks which left more than 60 Kenyans dead.
Hussein Said Omar alias Babli a younger brother of fugitive Ahmed Said Omar alias Dogo, is being sought for his involvement in the Mpeketoni attacks.
Issa Abdalla Ahmed and Abdikadir Abubakar Abdikadir are residents of Malindi, are under the police radar following their disappearance last year from their home. They are believed to have entered Somalia together and have enlisted in the Al shabaab ranks.
Anwar Yogan Mwok and Omar Patroba Juma Owiti are wanted for their involvement in the failed attack on a KDF Base in Lamu County in June this year. Anwar is a former player with Mathare United Football Club and is believed to have joined the Al shabaab in 2013.
Police believe that Anwar has been busy recruiting youth from Umoja estate in Nairobi where he once owned property.
Ismael Mohamed Shoshi alias Ismael Mmanga also hails from Malindi and is wanted by the police for several assassinations at the coast. Police believe he was involved in the murder of Sheikh Mohamed Idriss who was the chairman of CIPK Mombasa and Mombasa CID officer Mohamed Ibrahim.