2 terror suspects from Tanzania arrested in Kenya while heading to Somalia


Detectives in Kenya have arrested two terror suspects who were travelling from Tanzania to Somalia to join the al-Shabaab militia group.

The two, 30-year-old Sadam Jafari Kitia and 25-year-old Abdirahman Shaffi Mkwatili, were arrested in Moyale after they lost their way to Somalia.

“They were using a notebook scribbled in Swahili to guide their movement from Tanzania to Jilib in Somalia,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement.

More suspects from Tanzania
The arrest brings to five the number of suspects arrested in Kenya while heading to Somalia from Tanzania, aiming to join the terror network.

Recently, police arrested Abdul Saif Salimu, Zuberi Ngare Mtondoo and Seif Abdalla Juma in Garissa while heading to Somalia. The three were also from the neighbouring country.

“This is after members of the public reported their presence at Karakora area within Garissa county, where they were stranded after getting lost,” DCI added.