The National Police Service has released names of eight people suspected to be planning terror attacks in the country and placed a two million shillings bounty on each.
The suspected terrorists include Isaak Alio Mohamed intallo, Rahim Mohamed Sheikh, Bishar Hared Hussein and Bashie Adan Osman Kulo. Other suspects are Siyat Ibrahi Abdulla, Mohamed Muhumud Ahmed, Abdi Ahmed Ibrahim and Abdirashid Ibrahim Osman Noor.
A statement from the National Police service says a multi-agency security team has been put in place to counter any terrorist attacks in the country.
The statement signed by the service’s Spokesperson Charles Owino further says some Al Shabaab operatives attempting to infiltrate the country are holed up in towns bordering Kenya in Somalia with others having been sighted in Boni Forest in Lamu County.
In the recent past, police have foiled terror attacks in the country and arrested the wife of a wanted terrorist, Mahat Issak Abdille and recovered five rifles and a large cache of weapons belonging to him. Abdille is suspected to be key Al shababb link person in Mandera County.
The suspect is also involved in human trafficking and arms smuggling with a terrorist network in Somalia. Kenyans have been called upon to support the anti-terror efforts by staying alert and report suspicious characters to security agents.
“Whereas all security agencies are putting all possible measures to avert these attacks, we wish to remind the public that safety and security is a collective effort and we must work together to protect our motherland. We therefore call upon members of the public to continue supporting these anti-terror efforts by remaining alert and reporting promptly should they sight anything or anyone that is out of the ordinary,” the statement said.
Separately, police in Samburu, Laikipia and Isiolo counties have launched a major operation targeting bandits who shot dead four people including three police officers.
The officers were on a mission to recover over 300 goats that were stolen from Isiolo County a few weeks ago when they were attacked at Archers post.
Bodies of the three police officers killed during the attack and six other officers injured during the incident have already been airlifted to Nairobi.
Isiolo County commissioner John Ondego says the officers were on a mission to recover over 300 goats that were stolen from Isiolo County.