Somalia: Two Islamists arrested in Kenya
The Kenyan police said on Saturday that they have arrested two Islamist members who crossed into Kenya from Somalia as the Ethiopian backed interim government forces are still chasing down remnants of Islamic Courts Union in the southern Somalia border areas.
Abukar Omar Addane, one of the main financers of the defeated Islamic Courts Union and his son have been captured from the Kenyan border town of Liboa by the Kenyan police.
Reports say that the police was informed about the presence of these men in the town and they suddenly rushed to where the Islamists were hiding, local resident said.
Haji Abukar Omar, a paralyzed man on a wheel chair, who is well-known businessman, is believed to be the main financer of the ousted Islamic Courts Union.
He and his son are being held in prison located in Garisa city in northeast region of Kenya where the police are questioning them.
No harassment was subjected to Haji Abukar and son and they were treated well according to the Kenyan police officers.
Both of them were suspected to be among the fleeing Islamists in the border areas between Somalia and Kenya where Somalia government troops backed by Ethiopian forces are engaging clashes with the remnants of Islamic fighters who are on the run.
Earlier, the Kenyan government barred Islamists to enter its country as it put high alert on the Kenyan forces at the border with Somalia.