On Wednesday 30th December 2015, three Al-Shabaab terrorist suspects were arrested in Bondeni, Mombasa.
The three identified Mohammed Hussein, Roble Kassim and Aden Abdullah were arrested and 54 AK47 rifle bullets were recovered.
The arresting officer described the trio as dangerous saying they might be in a cell working closely with leaders from the Somali based jihadist group, the Al-Shabaab.
The terror suspects were found in possession of six IDs including one from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
The suspects tried to register for M-Pesa service using some of the IDs.
Citing the recovery of KWS identification card with one of the suspect, initial reports pointed out of the assailant as a KWS officer.
In a quick rejoinder, KWS issued a statement on Thursday and quoted: “The suspect (Mohammed Hussein) was dismissed for deserting duty. He did not turn up for clearance; that is why he still holds an employment card.”
KWS further clarified that Hussein was dismissed from the service over poaching. He was arrested and arraigned at a Nanyuki court.
Before his termination, a court had issued a warrant for Hussein’s arrest for absconding duties. KWS reported the assailant was on the run until he was arrested in Mombasa along with other two.
The trio terror suspected to be handed over to CID and anti-terror Police Unit for interrogation from there they will face charges.