Isiolo terror suspects had been to Somalia in 2012 for radicalisation, police say

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Isiolo terror suspects had been to Somalia in 2012 for radicalisation, police say By Cyrus Ombati Updated Sun, August 14th 2016 at 13:09 GMT +3 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Abdi Mohammud alias Twalib (L) and Remmy Victor Odera alias Musa Busia (right).

The wo terror suspects arrested in Isiolo County earlier this month had been to Somalia where they were radicalised in Somalia in 2012. (PHOTO: COURTESY) Two terror suspects arrested in Isiolo County earlier this month had been to Somalia where they were radicalised.

Police say Remmy Victor Odera alias Musa Busia and Abdi Muhamud Hillow alias Twalib were in Somalia in 2012. They were arrested on August 1, 2016 as they travelled to a contact in Isiolo township.

They had been trailed from western Kenya where an Al Shabaab terror group radicalisation and recruitment cell has been discovered.

A police report seen by Standard says Musa Busia first travelled to Somalia in 2012 from where he underwent military training and discretely returned to the country.  “Since his return, he has been radicalising and recruiting youth mostly in Busia, Isiolo and Marsabit using the cover that he is a herbalist,” says the report. At the time of their arrest in Isiolo, police recovered from their hideout an assortment radicalisation materials which included CDs and VCDs that preach Islamic extremism, books, several items for assembling IEDs.

The materials included electrical wires, nails, ball bearings, soldering wires, petrol in a five-litre jerican, several Safaricom, YU and Orange SIM cards, several flash disks and handsets without phone line.

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