Thursday, 19/4/2018: Kenya security agencies have made public identities of another three most wanted terror operatives with a 6 million bounty on their heads.
According to the statement by the National Police Service, the three terror operatives are believed to have been planning to infiltrate Kenya and conduct attacks especially in coastal region.
The three are Mohammed Abdalla Asman alias Papa, alias Raymond from Majengo in Nairobi County, Hamisi Hemed alias Baloteli and Ali Ahmed Ali both from Malindi Kilifi County.
Police reports indicate that Mohamed Abdalla Asman was released from jail on July 12, 2017 after he was arrested by security agencies on October 4, 2013. He was charged, convicted and sentenced to a jail term at Garissa GK Prison.
Asman’s first attempt to travel to Somalia was facilitated by Sheikh Ibrahim Umar alias Amru who taught him religion at Answar Sunna Mosque. Before their escape to Somalia both Hamisi Hemed and Ali Ahmed Ali were employees at Afrafat hotel owned by one Mahfudh in Malindi town, police reports add.
Authorities urge public to share any information on the three while at the same time warning their parents, guardians or religious leaders against withholding information regarding them.
One can call or use short messaging system to report any unusual activities to (National Police Service [NPS] hotline 0702 432 877, 999 or 112) for immediate police response.