Police have released photographs of two men believed to have been involved in the Westgate attack.
two have been identified as Abdukadir Haret Muhamed alias Muhammed
Hussein. He is light skinned and about 5.8 feet tall. He speaks fluent
Kiswahili and Sheng. He is believed to be a Kenyan from Marehan clan in
The other is identified as Adan Dheq, alias
Hussein Abdi Ali, alias Abdulahi Dugon Subow. He is of dark and wears
spectacles. He also speaks broken Kiswahili. Police Inspector General
David Kimaiyo has offered a reward of Sh500,000 for the arrest of the
The suspects bought the car that was used
in transporting weapons to the shopping mall, from a United Nations
staff on September 6, and Sh340,000 for it. They took the seller to the
Barclays Bank Queensway ranch on September 6 at around 7.50pm.
images were captured when the two had gone to pay for the car, a
Mitsubishi Lancer registration number KAS 575X, which is currently with
On Sunday, police arrested Abdulkadir’s
former wife at a bus station in Nairobi shortly after she parted with
Abdulkadir. The woman, who was travelling to Mombasa and whose name
police did not release, was found with the photo of the suspect.
have also arrested at least five suspects in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam,
who are being interrogated. In Mombasa, two suspects of Somali origin
were arrested and their vehicle detained. Coast anti- terror boss
Elijah Rop said his officers are holding the two men after were arrested
by city council askaris in two different incidents.
The vehicle was first seen blocking the
blocking the exit of the Mombasa fire brigade at around 8.30am. A few
minutes later, officers from Kongowea market arrested a man who was
using the exit to enter into the market.
presented himself to the city inspectorate, claiming that the vehicle
that had been towed belonged to him. They were interrogated and found
with several different documents. The first suspect had more than one
license police said.
Police suspect the blockage of
the fire exit was to prevent any fire engine from leaving in case the
other one succeeded to bomb the market.
The two were
both from Nairobi, and had booked at the same hotel in Mombasa. In
Tanzania, detectives are holding two suspects from Pakistan who had on
Saturday evening tried to force their way into a Kenya Airways flight.
Officers from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) yesterday left for Tanzania to interrogate the two suspected terrorist.
two have been identified as Abutaha Hamza, holder of passport number
2995160, and Mohammed Alnems holder of passport number 3085812. The
flight, KQ 487, was to leave Dar at 7.30pm when the two forced their way
Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of
Tanzanian airports Sulemani Hamisi on Sunday said the suspects were
arrested at Julius Nyerere airport.