The untold story of bomber's widow

KTN News Jan 20,2019

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The widow of one of the 14 Riverside attackers was on Friday night arrested by police in her house in Bakarani, Mombasa.

Suhaila Mwalim Bakari, was taken into police custody following the identification of her husband, Mahir Khalid Riziki, as the suicide bomber in the Tuesday attack.

It is not clear whether Suhaila became radicalised, but investigators say she was a  confidant of her husband, lending her ears to his trials and tribulations while in Somalia everytime he called her, demanding details about her current life while he remained in hiding.

For three years, the petite, light skinned woman knew her husband who was in Somalia, wanted by police over terror related activities at the Coast and with a Sh2 million bounty on his head.