By CYRUS OMBATI
A Swedish national has been arrested in Nairobi in the crackdown on increasing number of foreigners flocking to Kenya to join Somalia’s islamist group Al-Shabaab.
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2“He cannot account some of his time here and there are fears he may have gone to Somalia and came back to recruit more foreigners,” said a senior officer who asked not to be named. Kiraithe said they are still-hunting down Mueller insisting he is in the country using alias names Andreas Martin Muller and Abu Nusaibah.
“They come from all countries. We have arrested people from Europe, US and even Asia who want to join this terrorists,” said Kiraithe and asked Kenyans to always be wary of their neighbours. On Saturday, police circulated the photograph of the German national saying he plans to launch a terror attack in the country with the militants. Anti-terror police said the German national sneaked into the country and is allegedly planning to stage terror activities.
Commissioner of police Mathew Iteere circulated the picture of Mueller and asked him to surrender to the nearest police station.
Iteere also asked Kenyans to help the authorities get the suspect who he added is in possession of information on planned Al Shabaab criminal activities. “The said Ahmed Khaled Mueller is therefore summoned to report to the nearest police station from where he will be handed over to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit,” said Iteere in a statement to newsrooms. He also warned the suspect is possibly armed and is also believed to use alias names Andreas Martin Muller and Abu Nusaibah.
Police said the foreigner is believed to have entered the country either illegally or by disguising himself and the nature of his mission in Kenya.
Police are pursuing several leads into the whereabouts of a man who hurled a grenade on the church congregation in Nairobi killing two worshippers and injured 15 others. The suspect was identified as only Amar and is said to have come back from Somalia where he had joined AlShabaab in its militant activities. The terror group has since claimed responsibility to the April 29 incident.