Police in Narok have arrested a terror suspect linked to the Somali based terrorist group Al-Shabaab as he tried to sneak into Narok Stadium where President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently preciding over Maraka day celebrations.
Al Shabaab suspect in police watch list arrested at Narok Stadium where President Kenyatta is leading Madaraka day fete
He was arrested on Saturday morning attempting to sneak into the venue
Reports indicate that the suspect identified as Adan Galhai alias Urisha Galhai has been in Somalia for over two years before returning to Kenya.
The suspect was allegedly first arrested on Friday night as he tried to sneak into the stadium but escaped as police questioned him.
Come Saturday morning, he again attempted to sneak into the stadium but vigilant police officers caught up with him and handed him over to the anti-terror police officers.
An accomplice who was with the suspect managed to escape with the police launching a man hunt to arrest him.
When questioned by the police, he gave contradicting statements in the highly guarded stadium and gave contradicting statements.
A search conducted on the suspect saw police recover two identification cards.
The Standard quoted police sources confirming that “He looked suspicious and claimed to have spent the night in Narok but on investigation, this turned out to be a lie and he was arrested”.
Reports indicate that Galhai is in police watch list over possible links with the terror group Al Shabaab converted to Islam in 2014 and has been living in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
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