Do you know these eight terror suspects?


Security agencies are looking for a number of terror suspects that are believed to be involved in devising terror plans against the country.

The agencies are requesting members of the public to be extra vigilant and volunteer any information that may lead to their arrest.

Those wanted include; Kassim Musa Mwarusi aka Abu Miki, Mohamoud Abdi Aden aka Mohamed Yare, Peter Gichungu Njoroge aka Mustafa and Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir aka Ikrima.

Others are Erick Njoroge Wachira aka Mohamed Njoroge aka Moha, Abdurahman Hija aka Mnubi, Ahmed Ali Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Hussein.

According to a security report, the suspects who are on the run or missing are understood to have been behind some of the recent sporadic attacks targeting security personnel and the civilians in parts of Lamu County and its environs.

An official aware of the probe said all the suspects have had run-ins with the law in the past, for reasons including robberies with violence, drugs and other criminal activities.

For instance, Njoroge aka Mohamed Njoroge escaped to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab following reports about his notoriety for robbery with violence in parts of Mukurweini and Karatina sub counties.

Hija aka Mnubi also escaped to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab in 2016 following his arrest warrant for involving in criminal gangs that terrorized parts of Nyeri County.

Mwarusi aka Abu Miki has also been on the radar of the Kenyan law enforcement agencies for his involvement in criminal activities including radicalization and recruitment of unsuspecting youth into violent extremism in parts of Likoni, Diani and Ukunda.

Aden alias Mohamed Yare alias Ibrahim alias Mohamed Hassan Alias Mohamud Abdirahman was arrested in 2014 for abetting terrorism in the country.


He is believed to have rejoined Al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2017 upon his release and has been under the radar of the law enforcement agencies having been a key planner of the Dusit hotel attack in 2019.

Abdikadir aka Ikrima on the other hand has been on the run from the law following his involvement in planning the DusitD2 attack in 2019 and the Kampala bombing of 2010.

He is a terror operative with close links to Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen and Al-Shabaab and criminal gangs in parts of Nyali in Mombasa County.

Ahmed Ali Mohamed and Mohamed Ali Hussein escaped to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab following the disruption of the planned VBIED attack at Merti in Isiolo in 2018 by the Kenyan security agencies.

The security report comes against the backdrop of heightened multiagency security operations against the threat of terrorism in the country and in the neighbouring countries.

The country observes the third anniversary of the DusitD2 complex attack on January 15, 2021.

The government recently announced a raft of measures to deal with sporadic instances of insecurity in parts of Lamu County and its environs following the recent spate of insecurity incidents that led to fatalities, injuries and loss of property in parts of the county.

The government has promised to bring to book, all those persons that have been involved in the recent criminal activities in Lamu and other parts of the country.

Security agencies are appealing to members of the public to remain on high alert and volunteer any information that would lead to the apprehension of the terror suspects.

The security agencies have also urged the citizenry to remain committed to community policing and proactively report any suspicious activities within its midst to the authorities.

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