Secondary school leavers behind Mombasa attack
Three female terror suspects, one with a UK passport, lived in rented flat in Old Town
Detectives have intensified investigation into the Sunday foiled terrorist attack on the Central police station in Mombasa. It has emerged two of three women attackers killed attempting to storm the station sat their KCSE exam recently.
Lead investigators have termed the botched attack as complex, with the possibility of Islamic State involvement. According to intelligence reports, Tasnim Fara and Fatuma Omar, who come from Kibokoni, sat their KCSE exam last year and 2013 respectively.
Fara was a humble student at Qubaa Secondary School in King’orani, while Omar studied at Coast Girls. Details of their performance remain scanty.
Police are analysing their passports, with reports indicating one of the women, who is yet to be identified, is a Somali national but holds a UK pass- port. Police suspect she might have been radicalised online by ISIS.
Anti-terror police and the National Intelligence Service officers questioned three women accomplices – Saeda Haji, Naema Ahmed and Shukri Haji – who were traced to Kibokoni. They are Somalia refugees. Mombasa county commander Peterson Maelo said the three are yet to disclose any crucial information.
Police officers and explosives experts secure the Central police station in Mombasa after an attack on Sunday