The Kenyan police force, on Tuesday, October 22, published the names of the 10 most wanted terrorists in the country.
The Daily Nation, on Wednesday, October 23, reported that most of the suspects have been terrorising residents in Mombasa and are believed to be behind police killings in the region.
They further revealed that most of the wanted criminals were Al-Shabaab returnees from Somalia.
The criminals listed by the Kenyan authority include, Ali Shando alias Mzalamu, Zamdini alias Sheli Sheli alias Mwarabu, Adisi Mwanenda, Mohamed Bakari Mwachidiwa and Mohamed Mwinyi Mwachidigo.
The others include Suleiman Bakari Mwasura, Bakari Hassan Setu, Hamdi George, Adam Hamisi Jabalenni and Ali Tengeza.
“As part of ongoing operations, police are looking for several individuals within the Coastal region suspected to be involved in criminal activities targeting the public and security agencies,” read the statement in part.
It was also believed that the team was operating way beyond Mombasa County and had overseen terror incidents in Likoni and Kwale County.
“The group is suspected to be part of the gang that killed Sheikh Omar Fumbwe and Bakari Hamisi Mwadondo in August 2019. They are also suspected to have participated in the killing of Pastor Isaac Houghton in 2018,” the statement added.
On Tuesday, October 1, the officers carried a raid at a house in Mombasa and shot dead three terror suspects while detaining two others hence successfully averting a planned terror attack.
The two suspects, Bakari Chibonja and Athuman Nyae, had been deployed by Al Shabaab to attack key projects in the coastal town on the same day President Uhuru Kenyatta was scheduled to give an address during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Sunday, October 20.
Ramadhan had earlier been charged with terror offenses in Mombasa but was set free after the prosecutor failed to provide satisfactory evidence.
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