By Cyrus Ombati
|Images of terror suspects|
Police have issued a terror alert over credible intelligence that indicate two Egyptians, two Morocans and French national who left Kismayo in Somalia last week headed for a terrorism mission in the country.
Commissioner of police Mathew Iteere says they are yet to know if the suspects are already in the country but wants the public to help in tacking and informing them in case they are sighted.
“We are appealing to any person who might have or come across information on their whereabouts to make an immediate report to the nearest police officer or other person in authority for further action. Any information offered will be treated in stick confidence,” said Iteere in a statement.
He said one of the Egyptians is a trained bomb assembler and is out to ensure many of the explosives are supplied and used.
Iteere made the remarks as Kenya sent more security personnel to major entry points to the main Somalia borders ahead of the imminent entry of troops into Kismayo.
The bomb expert is identified as Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Hassan born in 1985 and is among tens of foreigners who have been fighting with the Somalia militants Al shabaab.
The second suspect is Moroccan Salim Si Mohamed born in 1984 while the third terror suspect is Nadane Si Mohamed born in 1980.
The fourth suspect is an Egyptian identified as Mohamed Ali Mahmoud Khalifa born in 1986 and Frenchman Rachid Benomar born in 1973.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said intelligence reports have shown the men are dangerous with a bad mission in the country.
The development came as police seized a car that was to be used to ferry explosives and weapons that were seized last week.