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Kenya: 16 Al-Shabaab suspects arrested in a mosque in Marsabit County


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(By Estera Popowska)

Kenyan police on Thursday arrested sixteen Al-Shabaab suspects in a mosque in Kenya’s Marsabit County, Daily Nation reported Friday. According to reports, a Kenyan official from Marsabit , Mark Wanjala said the suspects are Muslim preachers, were arrested in Karare.

Kenya’s Police were  reportedly tipped off by informants, who said they did not recognise the preachers. They are said to have arrived in the area three days ago. The suspects, arrested at 5pm on Thursday, were said to be from Eastleigh in Nairobi, Marsabit, Sololo, Moyale and Isiolo.

Daily Nation says Al-Shabaab  suspects will be handed over to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit in  Kenyan capital, Nairobi.Meanwhile, Kenyan Police have intensified a crackdown on Al-Shabaab suspects countrywide since the April attack on Garissa University College that left 148 people dead.