Police gun down alleged terrorist in morning raid

Mama Nadiya Ahmed, the mother of terrorism suspect Idriss Mohamed, who was gunned down yesterday by anti-terrorism police officers in Floringi, breaks down in tears after she went to record a statement on the killing at the Mombasa Central Police Station. She said Mohammed had surrendered when the officers shot him three times. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA |

What you need to know:

  • In Mombasa, County Police Commander Robert Kitur said the man who was gunned down in the early morning operation was a wanted terrorist. He said the suspect’s brother fled.
  • However, his mother Ndhya Ahmed disagreed with the police version of events. According to her, Ahmed surrendered to the officers but was stripped naked, handcuffed and forced to lie on the floor before he was shot thrice in the head, chin and chest.
  • Mvita MP Abduswamad Nassir and officials from the Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) and Haki Africa human rights NGOs condemned the killing which they described as extra-judicial.

Police in Mombasa Sunday raided a house in Bondeni where they shot a man they described as a terrorism suspect, and whom they blamed for the recent killing of a Russian and a German tourist in the Old Town.

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