Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Kenya deports terror suspect to Somalia

04 February 2015, 08:09

Nairobi - A Somali terror suspect who was arrested in Mombasa on Monday was deported from Kenya to Somalia, an official said Tuesday.

Head of Anti-Terrorism Police Unit Munga Nyale said that the suspect, Alweys Omar, who is also a businessman, was deported from Nairobi to Somalia after thorough interrogation.

Omar's lawyer protested that the decision to deport him did not follow the due process.

Also read: 93 more Somalis deported from Kenya in terror crackdown

"It's a serious case of injustice. The man has been cleared by the court, and has valid refugee documents," said the lawyer.

Omar is from a wealthy refugee family in Somalia and came to Kenya 19 years ago. He is accused of being close to businessmen directly linked with international wiring of funds that support terror activities including firearms supply and recruitment.

Kenya is reeling from a spate of terrorist attacks targeting innocent civilians in places of worship, shopping malls and restaurants.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- Xinhua


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Man who attacked US Embassy a 24 ...

A man who attacked the US Embassy in Nairobi was a 24 year old from Wajir County. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
US Embassy to remain closed Frida...

The US Embassy in Nairobi will remain closed Friday following a terror attack on it Thursday. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...