DCI Offers Ksh10 Million Reward For Wanted Persons

Undated file image of the entrance to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.
A file image of the entrance to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has offered a Ksh10 million reward for five wanted persons.

In a statement on their official social media pages, the DCI said that information on the five suspects could be shared with detectives anonymously as they encouraged the public to come forward with details on the suspects.

The DCI further stated that Ksh10 million will be offered to anyone who volunteers information leading to the arrest of any of the terror suspects.  

The first suspect wanted by the DCI is Salim Rashid Mohamed alias Chotara, who was reportedly out on bond on terrorism charges and is suspected to have joined ISIS in Mozambique.

An image of vehicles parked outside a police station
An image of vehicles parked outside a police station.

According to the DCI, the suspect is from Mombasa County and has been linked to various criminal activities in the county. 

The DCI stated they had intelligence reports which indicated that he planned on sneaking back into the country to carry out attacks, as they urged the public to keep an eye out for him since he could be armed.

The second suspect the DCI is looking for is Trevor Ndwiga alias Idriss Jamal from Hamza, Makadara. He is reported to have joined Al-Shabaab in Somalia with the aim of gaining access into the country and carrying out terror attacks.

The third suspect, Muhammad Abubakar alias Minshawar, is wanted in connection to joining the Al-Shabaab in Somalia as well. Police cautioned the public that the suspect is armed and dangerous.

In the statement, the DCI shared pictures of Elgiva Bwire alias Seif Deen Mohamed, who was released from custody on October 28, 2021. The DCI stated that the former inmate had vowed to carry out retaliatory attacks in the country.

He was convicted of terrorism 10 years ago for killing one person and injuring 20 others in a grenade attack and was declared missing upon his release on October 28.

The Ex-convict and his lawyer reportedly went missing on the same day, however, the lawyer was found on Monday, November 8. The DCI asked the public to be watchful of the man and share information that will lead to his arrest.

The fifth suspect is Barigi Abdikadir Haila from Moyale, Marsabit County and he is reported to be armed and dangerous. 

Detectives urged the public to share information via this number 0800 722 203 to report anonymously. 

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An image of a police station in Kenya
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