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Kenya: Terrorist Suspect Arrested in Malaba, to Be Interrogated in Eldoret Town

The Star (Nairobi)
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

A suspected terrorist was arrested by police in Malaba at the weekend and transferred to Eldoret for interrogation. Alex Wamuthoni who is also know as Salim Mustafa is believed to be a member of al Shabaab.

Police sources could however not reveal where and how Wamuthoni, a Kenyan national, was arrested before he was remanded at Malaba police station.

It is believed the suspect had been on police radar for a couple of months before the anti-terrorist police nabbed him. The arrest of the terror suspect came a few days after a new global report on terror by the United States of America showed Kenya has been successfully fighting terrorism.

The report hailed the passage of the anti-terrorism act which it said had helped the country deal effectively with the vice. Kenya has been a target of attacks by militia groups following the country's invasion of Somalia in 2009 in pursuit of al shabaab militants who alleged to have kidnapped several foreign tourists and aid workers inside Kenya.

The out-going Teso police boss Elphas Korir confirmed the arrest and transfer of the suspect to Eldoret to ascertain from records whether he is a member of the terror gang.

Korir said the man was arrested at the border town by the anti-terrorist police unit. Meanwhile, Busia acting deputy county commissioner John Koech said that about 175 suspects have been arraigned in court since May 1 attacks.

Speaking in Busia town, Koech attributed the arrest to effective patrols and co-operation from wananchi in revealing the suspects.


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