Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested a man suspected to have conned Muslims of millions of shillings.
Nur Hassan Abdi is said to have duped the unsuspecting faithfuls of their money in the pretext of facilitating their pilgrimage to Mecca.
He would later escape to Somalia’s Dhobley town with a total of Ksh7 million shillings meant for the travel costs back in 2019.
This comes hot on the heels of an incident where police in Saretho near Daadab in Garissa County, thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a communications mast.
According to a police statement, two of the militants were neutralized and an assortment of weapons recovered.
A Multi Agency Team led by @DCI_Kenya Detectives yesterday arrested a Dugsi teacher, Nur Hassan Abdi. Nur is accused of escaping to Dhobley in Somalia with over Ksh 7 Million belonging to Muslim faithfuls who were to attend Hajj prayers last year. pic.twitter.com/CBnEM8Vghv
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) January 7, 2020
Also recovered from the slain militants were bomb-making materials and two AK 47 rifles.
The militants are reported to have occasioned the deaths of four innocent people in the area before police officers responded.
Police now say more officers have been deployed in Daadab area to track down some of the attackers who managed to escape.
PRESS RELEASE ON SARETHO ATTACK pic.twitter.com/BnF7JEXoET
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 7, 2020