Other sources said Kenya did not want to try Erdogan because he would be a burden to them in prosecution and jailing. Anti-Terror Police Unit in Nairobi said they were waiting to be supplied with statements that were recorded from Erdogan.
“He has talked and recorded much on his being in the region and those he probably got in touch with but our colleagues are yet to give us the details,” said another officer.
Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino said a team of detectives had been dispatched to Tanzania to get more information regarding the arrest. “Erdogan is someone we have been looking for and we have sent our officers to Tanzania to be part of the ongoing investigation,” he said.
The suspect who is a German of Turkish origin is believed to have travelled to Waziristan in north-west Pakistan in early 2010 where he joined a militant Islamist group before going to Somalia last year, police said.