Former Imam in Likoni arrested for alleged terror links
01 July 2016, 18:31
Likoni – Former Imam at Masjid Imam Bukhari, Ahmed Noor
Abdullai has been detained on orders of Senior Magistrate Martin Kabera for
allegedly terror links.
According to Standard Media he was caught by police spying
on buildings in upmarket Kizingo estate.
"The suspect is to be detained for 30 days at Central
Police Station pending conclusion of investigations,” said Kabera.
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The arrest came after neighbours tipped the police off by
neighbours who caught the suspect taking photographs in area without a
A report indicated that recent arrests show the Islamic
State's growing presence in East Africa, where they are recruiting young
Kenyans for jihad abroad and raising fears some of them will return to threaten
Kenyan intelligence agencies estimate that around 100 men
and women may have gone to join the IS in Libya and Syria, triggering concern
that some may come back to stage attacks on Kenyan and foreign targets in a
country already victim to regular, deadly terrorism.