A group of Al Shabaab returnees who had crossed to Somalia for training have surrendered to the Kenyan police.
Confirming the surrender, police said on Thursday they are holding at least six suspected Al Shabaab returnees who have surrendered following 10-day amnesty issued by the government.
The six, who surrendered to police in Mombasa, are being interrogated by detectives from different security agencies to find more information about their activities in Somalia.
A senior National Intelligence Service (NIS) officer, who declined to be named said that the six Al Shabaab returnees, mainly youth from Mombasa have confessed to have crossed into Somalia for military training.
The NIS officer confirmed that the youth have shared crucial investiga
tion that will assist in the investigation of terror network in the country.
Regional CID commander Henry Ondiek said the six will be handed over to the anti-terrorism police officers for further interrogation.
Following the 10 day amnesty to Al Shabaab that was issued by the Kenyan government, hundreds of Al Shabaab returnees are sneaking back into the country through Kenya-Somalia border and are being harbored by their relatives and families.