Terror Suspect Arrested En-route Somalia Held in Mandera

Simon Gitau Karuga, 32, who was arrested in Somalia

Simon Gitau Karuga, 32, who was arrested in Somalia
Simon Gitau Karuga, 32, who was arrested in Somalia
A Mandera court allowed Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) to hold a terror suspect for 14 days to complete investigation.

Simon Karuga Gitau 32, hails from Kirinyaga County according to details of his identity card was arrested about 8 kilometers inside Somalia before he was handed over to the ATPU in Mandera.

Preliminary investigations by ATPU establish that the suspect arrived in Mandera five days earlier before proceeding to Somalia where he was arrested by Somali authorities on suspicion he was heading to join Al-Shabaab.

ATPU detectives handling the case said they strongly believe the suspect’s motive and intention was to join Al-Shabaab in Somalia for training.

The suspect was arrested by Somalia authorities who are working closely with Kenyan counterparts in fighting terror along the common border and was kept at the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) military cells at Bulahawa in Somalia for two days before being handed over to ATPU Mandera for action.

Mandera senior resident magistrate ordered the suspect to be remanded for 14 days at a Police Station to allow ATPU handling the case complete investigations.

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