Kenyan Woman Linked to ISIS Terror Group Arrested

Police have arrested a Kenyan woman linked to the Islamic State terrorist group based in Syria.

Reports indicate that Ms Amina Mwaiz Muange had earlier been arrested in India, before being deported to Kenya on December 12.

Ms Muange is suspected to have been visiting social media sites linked to the ISIS, managing to get in touch with the group's supporters in India, Afghanistan, Burundi, Kenya and South Africa, Nation reports.

The suspect is also believed to be in a romantic relationship with a man wanted in India over terrorism ties.

Ms Muange reportedly appeared in court on Tuesday, where the police were given 30 days to complete investigations.

Recent Intelligence reports have indicated a rift among Al Shabaab fighters, with a section of the Somalia-based terror group fighters shifting their loyalty to Syria's Islamic State.

Among those said to have changed allegiance is Garissa attack mastermind Gamadhere Kuno, who is still on Kenya's watchlist.

Read also: Garissa Attack Mastermind Abandons Al Shabaab  

Weeks ago, Kenya's security agencies announced that they had apprehended two Kenyans suspected to be spying and conducting recruitment for an Iranian terror group.

Read also:  Suspected Kenyan Terror Spies Arrested  


  • . . . . . .