22 pledged al­le­giance to ji­had group, cop tes­ti­fies

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

A po­lice of­fi­cer told a Mom­basa court on Mon­day that 22 youths ac­cused of be­ing mem­bers of al Shabaab pledged al­le­giance to an or­gan­i­sa­tion called Ji­had Youth Group. Peter Mbua said he led 150 of­fi­cers to Masjid Musa, Ma­jengo, on Fe­bru­ary 2, 2014, to ar­rest the sus­pects. He said they found leaflets invit­ing the youth to a meet­ing. “We had been in­formed of the meet­ing and that’s why we re­sponded swiftly,” Mbua said. He said the first GSU of­fi­cer to en­ter the mosque was fa­tally in­jured by the armed youth. The case con­tin­ues on Novem­ber 5.

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