Kenyan police nab foreign terror suspect spying airbase

Kenyan police
Kenyan police

Kenyan police said Monday they have arrested a foreign terror suspect who was conducting surveillance on a military base in Nairobi.

Phillip Ndolo, Nairobi regional police commander said the male Somali-Canadian was arrested on Sunday evening at the Eastleigh residential estate in Nairobi after he was intercepted conducting surveillance on Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) Air Force Base.

“The suspect was interrogated by the anti-terrorism police unit to find out what he was doing there,” Ndolo said.

He said the foreigner, Abdinasir Abdule was arrested following intelligence through members of the public that the man was taking photos of the KDF base at different angles when officers pounced on him.

“He was going around while taking pictures including pictures directed to Air Force compound and the police managed to arrest him,” said Ndolo.

An internal police report said the suspect did not have any document to ascertain his nationality.

Ndolo said the suspect was later presented before a Nairobi court on charges of being in the country illegally.

Abdule’s arrest came a few hours after police arrested three suspects who attempted to gain access to British military camp in Laikipia, central Kenya on Sunday.

Photos of the three suspects were captured by closed-circuit television and circulated. According to police, the three had no weaponry at the time of the arrest.

The three suspects are being interrogated by the police who are on high alert due to a surge in terror-related incidents across the country. Enditem

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