Kisii: Terror suspect seeks police protection from ‘coordinator’ who wanted him to be a suicide bomber

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On Wed, 8 Jun, 2022 11:26 | < 1 min read
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A terror suspect in Marani Kisii County has surrendered to the police for fear of losing his life.

Evans Bakari Mose, 30, alleges that he was trailed by his former terror coordinator from Nakuru to execute plans on attacking political rallies in Kisii as a suicide bomber.

He claims the man is planning to kill him after he refused to take part in the plan.

Bakari told the police that the coordinator of a Somali origin has never disclosed his identity and he is only known by one name, Fasih.

“The suspect alleges that he was trailed by his former terror coordinator from Nakuru who never discloses his identity but he knows his name as Fasih a Somali origin from Nakuru to plan on how to attack political rallies within Kisii County as a suicide bomber and if he declines he would be killed," a police report reads in part.

Bakari linked to terror

Bakari had earlier been arrested over terror links in Nakuru.

He was picked up by Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) and taken to Nairobi where he was charged in court and later released due to lack of evidence.

Currently, he stays in Kegogi market Kisii after moving from Nakuru.

In recent plans to beef up security during the electioneering period, Deputy Inspector General Edward Mbugua gave a directive to halt the transfer of junior officers until after the elections.

Last week, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i chaired a meeting with Regional and County security teams to develop and undertake dry runs on tailored election security plans -Security Operations Procedures (SOPs) -within the next two weeks.

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