Police arrest two Kenyan medical students trying to join ISIS
29 August 2016, 19:00
Nairobi - Police have arrested two medical interns suspected to part of latest batch
of university students radicalised and lured to join the ISIS terror
group in Libya.
The Star reported that Mohamed Shukri and Abdulrazak Abdinuur were
arrested on Sunday in a joint operation by Mombasa and Nairobi
anti-terror police in Malindi.
The two are attached to Malindi sub-county hospital.
Initial investigations have revealed that Shukri is
part of the earlier ISIS recruitment network that was discovered by
police and who had been working on plans of using Anthrax to launch
Shukri and Abdinuur have
been evading police and were allegedly intending to relocate to Puntland
in Somalia to join an ISIS cell in Somalia that is under Sheikh Muumin.
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The Standard added that two were planning to acquire fake travel documents to facilitate their escape to Somalia.
The suspects are from Mandera and had benefited from a government
scholarship program to study medicine in Saratov University in Russia.
They were living together at the time of their arrest
Police intercepted communication indicating that they were travelling to join the Islamic State.
are linked to another medical intern, Mohammed Abdi Ali, who was
arrested in May in connection with planning a biological attack.