Detectives say terror suspects planned attack on Mashujaa Day

Officers from the military, NYS and police on patrol near Mama Ngina Waterfront Park on October 20, 2019. Detectives have said that two terror suspects arrested during the October 1 raid had planned to attack Mombasa during the Mashujaa Day celebrations. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The militants had also deployed Bakari Chibonja and Athuman Nyae to attack key government installations on October 20.
  • Mr Chibonja and Mr Nyae have pleaded not guilty to three terror-related charges.
  • The two are among eight people arrested over links to the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants.

Two terror suspects arrested during the October 1 raid by a multi-agency security team that led to the killing of three suspected militants had planned to attack Mombasa during the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

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