Kenyan police detain suspected Al Shabaab facilitator

 

Kenyan Police have detained a Parliamentary staff after he was named in intelligence reports that he planned to facilitate attacks on the National Assembly.

Ali Abdulmajid previously served as the vice-chairperson of the management committee of the Pumwani Riyadh mosque that has in the past been accused of financing terror activities.

He was arrested at midnight on Sunday and booked at Nairobi Police Station.

“The officers want to confirm a number of issues. We don’t want to take chances,” said a senior officer at the Central police station, who asked not to be named according to Standard Newspaper.

“The terror group plans to use an operative (Abdulmajid) who is affiliated to the popular Pumwani Riyadh Mosque who is also a staff member at the Senate to actualise the attack.” The revelations were made in a letter by Central OCPD Paul Wanjama addressed to Parliament police station OCS Mr Samson Chelugo.

Abdulmajid who has worked with Parliament for nearly ten years was previously named in the 2011 UN Monitoring Group on Eritrea and Somalia as being linked to terror activities.

He subsequently wrote to the police chief asking him to investigate the UN Monitoring Report so that his name could be cleared as he denied the allegations.