Kenya’s Suspected ISIS-Linked Operative Rearrested, Taken to Court

Kenya’s most wanted terror operative linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) was taken to court and detained for 30 days to allow police complete the investigations.

Ali Hussein Ali alias Trusted One together with his accomplice Abdi Mohamed Yussuf were arrested in Malindi within the County of Kilifi on April 7.

According to reports presented to the court by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), the two have links to ISIS, Al-Shabaab and the Magafe human smuggling network in Libya.

The investigating team said that initial probe indicate that Ali Hussein Ali played a pivotal role in facilitating the travel of recruits from Kenya and Somalia to join ISIS in Libya. Ali was also responsible in facilitating illegal immigrants to enter Europe through Libya.

The duo was initially arrested on March 28 at Watamu and was later produced before the Malindi Chief Magistrates court which gave police 10 days to complete investigations. They were later rearrested and their case mention will be on May 9.

They two had a bounty reward of Sh2 million each on their heads.


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