An agent of the state security intelligence may have been compromised after police and terrorists encountered him at the same time leading to a rescue mission by terrorists going sour.
Muhamed Hussein Ali was picked by police after being detected as a suspicious character on the old Kongowea road in Mombasa alone.
He was arrested and detained by police officers but as the police vehicle was driving off a grenade was hurled by his other handlers in the terror network.
A police officer was wounded by the grenade and intelligence sources confirm he may have been shot at meaning the rescuers of agent Muhamed Hussein Ali fired at the police vehicle.
Police maintain that Hussein Ali is working with the Anti-terror police and that he is not under arrest but has been instructed to explain to both his handlers at ATPU and CID about his activities alone at the scene.
One of the Westgate attackers was a former agent for CIA who went rogue and rather than serving the Central Intelligence Agency through a Dutch intelligence handler served Al-Qaeda militants.