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Al Shabaab financier jailed

20 April 2015, 16:34 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Police have been granted permission to hold a man believed to be financing terror group Al Shabaab's activities in Kenya for 30 days.

The police wing Anti-Terrorism Police Unit, Monday got a 30-day extension by the Nairobi magistrate's court against Sheikh Hassan Mahat Omar, who was arrested on Friday.

Investigators say he is associated with Mohammed Kuno, alias Sheikh Mahammad, alias Dulydin, alias Garmadhere, Al-Shabaab's leader of the Garissa University College attack.

Kuno has a KES 20 million bounty on his head.

Omar was arrested at his residence in Eastleigh on April 17 and is accused of being behind the financing of a number of terror attacks in the country.

He is said to be in continuos contact with Al Shabaab agents within the country.

Omar's name does not appear on the list by the government of 86 persons and entities that are supposedly involved in radicalization in the country.

Police say that Omar was involved in arranging of the attack on the Garissa University.

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