Three suspected female ‘jihadi brides’ arrested
Kenya Police have arrested three suspected young female terrorists believed to be on their way to join the Al-Shabaab militia group, in Somalia. The 3 girls identified as Nargis Arafat Gulam, Mwanajuma Mweru Tayari and Saumu Ali Athmani were on Wednesday, September 16, found with a collection of gadgets that the police have linked to a planned attack in Garissa, Kenya.
Security agents managed to recover laptops, satellite phones, military boots, surveillance pen, laptop charger, external hard disk and ear phones.
State Lawyer Eugene Wangila said the police believe the suspects were part of a wider terror network and that the police would require experts from anti-cybercrime police to analyse the laptops found in their possession.
The girls were arraigned in court and will be detained for 30 days to enable the police complete their investigations.
“We want 30 days to investigate the matter. They were intercepted aboard Muhsin Bus at the Mwapa Weighbridge in Kilifi County on thier way to Garissa following a tip-off,” said Wangila.