Imam among 11 arrested over Al-Shabaab links

What you need to know:

  • Laikipia East Police Commander Kizito Mutoro said the suspects were handed over to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU).

  • The 11, who included the mosque’s Imam, were first taken to Isiolo town by the ATPU officers as police widened their scope on clergymen who could be involved in radicalisation programmes.

  • The Imam is not registered with the Council of Imams, the body that registers Madrassa teachers.

Police in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, have arrested 11 men on suspicion that they are linked to terror group Al-Shabaab.

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