Malindi doc­tor in hid­ing ar­rested over ISIS links, 2 months af­ter two in­terns at the same hospi­tal taken into cus­tody

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Se­cu­rity per­son­nel in Malindi yes­ter­day ar­rested a doc­tor sus­pected to have links with in­ter­na­tional ter­ror group ISIS. He was ar­rested at his home in Sea Breeze, op­po­site the sub­county hospi­tal mor­tu­ary.

The multi-agency of­fi­cers re­cov­ered un­spec­i­fied ev­i­dence in the 2am raid.

Kil­ifi county act­ing po­lice boss Matawa Muchangi yes­ter­day said the sus­pect has been in hid­ing since Au­gust.

“He was found in­side his home with fam­ily mem­bers,” he said.

Muchangi said he would give fur­ther de­tails once in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­plete.

He did not dis­close where the sus­pect was be­ing held or when he would be charged.

In Au­gust, two med­i­cal in­terns were ar­rested at the Malindi Sub­county Hospi­tal for al­legedly be­ing part of the ter­ror­ist group.

Muchangi said they are mon­i­tor­ing ev­ery­body work­ing in county and na­tional gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions and will ar­rest any­one linked to ter­ror ac­tiv­i­ties.

Se­cu­rity agents are work­ing round the clock in the air, in the sea and on the ground to de­tect any se­cu­rity threat.

“We have road­blocks manned all over the county from Sabaki to Mt­wapa to in­spect all ve­hi­cles and peo­ple cross­ing into the county,” Muchangi said.

He urged res­i­dents to re­port ter­ror sus­pects and ac­tiv­i­ties to the po­lice.

/ ALPHONCE GARI

Malindi po­lice sta­tion where the sus­pected ter­ror­ist is be­lieved to be held af­ter he was ar­rested on Thursday

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