NAIROBI, The security agencies in Kenya have intercepted five radicalized youths who were on their way to Somalia to join the al-Shabaab terrorist group based in that neighbouring country.
Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembeya said Thursday that two of the youths were intercepted at Bute in Wajir County while three others were arrested last week at Sericho in Isiolo County.
Natembeya said the arrested youth are now remorseful and co-operating well with the investigating officers, helping the police obtain crucial leads which may help in eradicating the recruiting cartels.
Their arrest follows a rising number of terrorist incidents in parts of northern Kenya. On Tuesday, four people were killed in the border town of Kulan in Garissa County, when their vehicle ran over a roadside bomb.
In Thika, police have arrested a person believed to be notorious serial killer and rapist. Confirming the arrest, Thika Deputy Administration Police Commandant Peter Nzimbi said police raided the rented house of the suspect after receiving information from a member of public.
Meanwhile leaders from Turkana County want the government to deploy armored patrol vehicles along the Kainuk-Marich road. Led by Turkana County women representative Joyce Emanikor, they said bandits are roaming the area and are attacking people in the remote area at will.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK