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Kenyan Cops Detain 4; Possible Terrorism Links

Kenyan police conducting a nationwide sweep for people with possible links to terrorism have detained for questioning four people in the port city of Mombasa, a top investigator said on Friday. “We have arrested four people on suspicion that they have terrorism links and a team of investigators is currently questioning them,” Coast Provincial Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Dida Golicha said. Golicha said the detained suspects, all carrying Kenyan identification papers, were picked up on different days since Monday at different points in Mombasa after cues from police “intelligence” reports. “We are questioning them to find out if they are linked to acts of terrorism locally and internationally. We shall also probe if they are true Kenyan nationals,” Golicha said. “We shall definitely release any of them, after proving that the evidence we have does not support his or her, continued detention,” Golicha added. Kenya’s national security minister Chris Murungaru warned last week that possible terrorist attacks in Kenya were in the works, an alarm that prompted US and Britain to renew travel warnings to Kenya, including suspending British Airways flights to and from Nairobi. Full Story

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