Suspected member of Al Shaabab found to be mentally unstable
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2Nyalo said the suspect's case was not exceptional from numerous others received from youth whose intention is to get sympathy from members of the public and the government. A section of individuals who present to police claiming to be members of Al Shabab and other terror groups presume they can be awarded with money for upkeep. Some said the suspect had revealed secret plans bomb various shopping malls and buildings but was found to be mentally unstable. “Several youth present themselves to police in pretense of being members of outlawed militia, thinking by doing so, they will be rewarded by the government. Majority are those who have abused drugs and are addicts,” said the ATPU boss. The suspect presented himself at Nakuru Central Police station on Sunday evening claiming to be a member of Al-Shabab militia. He was interrogated by officers at Nakuru Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCIO) before being handed over to ATPU for more interrogation. An investigator who did not want to be mentioned because he is not authorized to speak to media said during interrogation at DCI offices, he claimed to have trained at Bombolulu in Mombasa. He claimed to have trained for five month at Bombolulu after joined Al Shabab in September 2018. Asked why he left the militia group, he claimed to have feared for his life more so after the recent Dusit attack in Nairobi, where a number of terrorists were killed and others arrested by the police. “The suspect claimed he feared for his life after he witnessed what happened during Dusit attack,” said an investigator.
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