Police probe suspects who turned themselves in
21 November 2014, 10:30
Mombasa - Security forces in Mombasa are interrogating four youths who turned themselves to the police few days after they were listed by detectives among most wanted terror gangsters believed to be behind a wave of killings in the coastal region.
Swaleh Ramadhan, a 29 year-old resident of Kwale and 24-year-old Abdulkharim Mzee from Majengo were the last ones to surrender themselves to the office of Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa following a police directive.
Another suspect, 21-year-old Farah Abdi Fara who resides at Mwembe Tayari area, surrendered himself through Haki Africa Human rights group claiming that he was innocent and asked the police to clear his name from the list of notorious criminals.
Khayuni Khatib was another suspect who also turned himself in but failed to submit his alleged weapons to the police.
The suspects want the police to clear their names from the list of the most wanted criminals maintaining innocence.
Mombasa Anti-terrorism police had released the names and photos of seven suspected thugs, warning that the men, who are alleged to be returnees from Somalia, are armed and dangerous as they are well trained to handle weapons and intelligence tactics.
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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Ndegwa Muhoro had given the names of Ismael Shosi Mohammed aka Ismael Mmanga, Abdulkarim Mzee aka Abdul, Farah Abdi Farah, Kayuni Khatib Khamisi, Mahir Khalid Riziki, Fauz Omar Mohamed and Swaleh Ramadhan as members of the dangerous gang.
Abdi was once arrested at Lamu after he was found in possession of Photos of former slain controversial muslim Cleric Aboud Rogo and is still in custody.
Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa warned that the government will not tolerate any individual threatening national security.
Four Mosques in Kisauni and Mombasa highland have remained shut following a raid by security forces to flush out radicalized youth and recover dangerous weapons that had been hidden inside.
Police raided Musjid Musa and Sakina on Sunday night before Swafaa and Minaa Mosques in Kisauni where several weapons were recovered and several youths arrested.
Police have however summoned the mosque committees to appear before security apparatus for questioning following indiscipline in the mosques.
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