May 28, 2022
Kenyan policemen take position during an operation in the Nairobi slum, on October 28, 2017
  • One of the most wanted terror suspects with a Ksh10 million bounty on his head has been arrested.

    The terror suspect was arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Saturday, January 29 by the local authorities from that neighbouring country.

    The suspect who has been identified by the local media reports as Salim Rashid Mohamed also known as Chotara or Turki was arrested after a video of him in a local village in DRC went viral.

    Kenyan policemen take position during an operation in the Nairobi slum, on October 28, 2017
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    According to preliminary reports, the suspect was headed to South Africa with his mission remaining unclear.

    The suspect is expected to be processed before Kenyan authorities verify if indeed he is the one listed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) as the most wanted.

    In November 2021, the police released a list of the five most wanted terror suspects placing a bounty of Ksh10 million on each of the suspects.

    They pleaded with the public to volunteer information that may lead to their arrest stating that they were dangerous and armed.

    Chotara was reportedly being sought over terrorism charges and is suspected to have joined the Islamic State group in Mozambique.

    “Mohamed is linked to various criminal activities in Mombasa and parts of South Coast, and is reportedly planning to sneak back into the country to carry out terror attacks,†authorities stated.

    Others who were listed included Trevor Ndwiga, Muhammad Abubakar, Elgiva Bwire, and Barigi Haila who are yet to be arrested.

    Police explained that Trevor Ndwiga alias Idriss Jamal was suspected to have joined Al-Shabaab in Somalia, adding that he was planning to sneak back into Kenya to carry out terror attacks.

    The arrest of the suspect comes just a day after French, German and US embassies issued terror alerts, warning their citizens against visiting crowded places.

    The Kenyan authorities responded by urging the general public to remain vigilant assuring them that security had been heightened across the country.
     

    British SAS soldier Chris Craighead (right) holding a rescue operation at Dusit D2 in January 2019.
    British SAS soldier Chris Craighead (right) holding a rescue operation at Dusit D2 in January 2019.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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