Anti-Terror Police Seeks More Time to Investigate Al-Shabaab Informants

Anti-Terror Police Seeks More Time to Investigate Suspected Al-Shabaab Informants (News Central TV)

Detectives of the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU), have written to seek for permission to detain three terrorist suspects who were arrested last month, for another fourteen days.

According to the letter which was tendered in court by Morris Kinyua, a detective of the ATPU, the unit was yet to draw the curtains on investigations, hence would need 14 more days to finalise their findings.

“This crime involved more than one country, Somalia and Kenya. Please note that there was a challenge because the allowed days fell within the holidays. It was therefore difficult to access government offices.

“In relation to the above, this office prays for more 14 days to finalise investigations,” the letter read.

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The suspects, Osman Mohamed Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim and Hussein Ibrahim Hassan, who were arrested for being in constant communication with the Al-Shabaab militants, opposed the the request, stating that the court had no reason to extend their detention.

In spite of their resistance, the court approved the request, stating that more time was needed to ascertain the true nationalities of the suspects, and what they were really up to.

Sometime in April, it was reported that the Al-Shabaab group had sent seven of their operatives to perpetrate a terrorist attack in Kenya.

The seven alleged terrorists were said to have sneaked into the country from Somalia to carry out the planned attacks, and seemed to be in active communication with the three arrested suspects.

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