45 Year Old Arrested For Allegedly Recruiting Youth Into Al Shabaab

  • A man was arrested in Mombasa over the weekend for allegedly being involved in recruiting youth for the Somalia-based militant group Al Shabaab.

    Abdullah Salim Bindo's relatives said he was arrested on Saturday by five plain clothes police officers after intelligence allegedly showed that he could be involved in terror activities.

    His family expressed fears to The People, claiming they are worried he is being tortured.

    The suspect's friend identified as Yussuf Kugotwa, says that Bindo is a fisherman and chair of Likoni Community Development Sacco, which police believe is luring youth to join Al Shabaab and other outlawed groups.

    Mombasa County Police Commander Robert Kitur told journalists the suspect was in custody for questioning over alleged role in terror-related activities.