Juma Athman Mwengo Arrested in Counter Terrorism Swoop in Kenya’s South Coast

Juma Athman Mwengo, a member of the terrorist movement Harakat Al-Shabaab Mujahideen (HSM) has been arrested by Kenyan counter extremist police in the South Coast, destroying a terror cell that was hours away from mounting a terror attack in the tourist coastal city of Mombasa.

Two grenades, smoke jacket, his Kenyan passport, extremists propaganda compact discs, sim card holders, 10 rounds of 5.56milimeter ammunition were discovered in the safehouse Juma Athman Mwengo was running in the South Coast, ending a threat on a primary target in Kenya's Mombasa City.

Kenya is on high alert during the Easter Holidays after inelligence reports warned of high risk of terrorism in the country.

The Intelligence service in Kenya warns of possible attacks against soft targets including churches in the North Eastern region and security personnel and their facilities.

The arrest of Juma Mwengo is a blow to the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, Harakat Al-Shabaab Mujahideen (HSM), a movement which is on a steady decline and defeat by Kenya.

 

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