Police identify Westgate terror suspects

Nairobi (KON) - Police have released photographs of two men believed to have been involved in the Westgate.
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Police have released photographs of two men believed to have been involved in the Westgate attack.

The two have been identified as Abdukadir Haret Muhamed alias Muhammed Hussein. He is light skinned and about 5.8 feet tall. He speaks fluent Kiswahili and Sheng. He is believed to be a Kenyan from Marehan clan in Mandera.

The other is identified as Adan Dheq, alias Hussein Abdi Ali, alias Abdulahi Dugon Subow. He is of dark and wears spectacles. He also speaks broken Kiswahili. Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo has offered a reward of Sh500,000 for the arrest of the two suspects.

The suspects bought the car that was used in transporting weapons to the shopping mall, from a United Nations staff on September 6, and Sh340,000 for it. They took the seller to the Barclays Bank Queensway ranch on September 6 at around 7.50pm.

The images were captured when the two had gone to pay for the car, a Mitsubishi Lancer registration number KAS 575X, which is currently with the police.

On Sunday, police arrested Abdulkadir’s former wife at a bus station in Nairobi shortly after she parted with Abdulkadir. The woman, who was travelling to Mombasa and whose name police did not release, was found with the photo of the suspect.

Police have also arrested at least five suspects in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, who are being interrogated. In Mombasa, two suspects of Somali origin were arrested and their vehicle detained. Coast anti- terror boss Elijah Rop said his officers are holding the two men after were arrested by city council askaris in two different incidents.

The vehicle was first seen blocking the  blocking the exit of the Mombasa fire brigade at around 8.30am. A few minutes later, officers from Kongowea market arrested a man who was using the exit to enter into the market.

His colleague presented himself to the city inspectorate, claiming that the vehicle that had been towed belonged to him. They were interrogated and found with several different documents. The first suspect had more than one license police said.

Police suspect the blockage of the fire exit was to prevent any fire engine from leaving in case the other one succeeded to bomb the market.

The two were both from Nairobi, and had booked at the same hotel in Mombasa. In Tanzania, detectives are holding two suspects from Pakistan who had on Saturday evening tried to force their way into a Kenya Airways flight.

Officers from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) yesterday left for Tanzania to interrogate the two suspected terrorist.

The two have been identified as Abutaha Hamza, holder of passport number 2995160, and Mohammed Alnems holder of passport number 3085812. The flight, KQ 487, was to leave Dar at 7.30pm when the two forced their way in.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Tanzanian airports Sulemani Hamisi on Sunday said the suspects were arrested at Julius Nyerere airport.

Source: Daily Nation

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