Kenya Police Pursue Al-shabab Suspect Sent to Attack Kenya

The government of Kenya has appealed to the public to help police arrest Al-Shabab suspect, who sneaked into the country for a planned attack.

The suspect, Anthony Mbele Munyasya alias Abdalla has recently returned from Al-Shabab training base in Somalia.

Speaking to the media, Police spokesman Charles Owino said Abdalla was on the run and police are looking for him.

Owino noted the suspect who hails from Kitui County had been deployed into Kenya as part of a group of operatives that were to conduct attacks in Nairobi in February 2018.

The spokesman said Abdalla, is a highly trained operative, armed and dangerous who has evaded a number of security operations to arrest him.

“Let the public help us get him. He could be hiding in the country,” he said.

According to Kenyan Police, the suspect has been fighting alongside the Al-Shabab in Somalia since 2014.

Abdalla is closely associated with Abdimajid Hassan, another terror suspect who is currently facing terror charges for planning to conduct attacks in Nairobi using a Vehicle Borne Explosive Device (VBIED) which was recovered by police in Merti, Isiolo County on January 15, 2018.

Following the arrest of Abdimajit, police have been pursuing Abdalla whom they suspect to be hiding in the country and to carry out terror attacks.

Police have issued an alert ahead of the start of Ramadan period and warned some Al-Shabab members may be planning to strike in the country.

Kenyans have been urged to be vigilant and provide any information that may help stop such plans.



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