Kenya: Police intensify search for most wanted terror suspect


Police have zeroed in on most wanted terror suspect Abdullahi Banati as the mastermind of a group targeting security forces in parts of the North Eastern region.

According to a security brief seen by the Sunday Nation, the group’s operations include an intelligence wing that shares information on potential targets.

Mr Banati is not a new name to the police, but he has remained elusive. despite efforts to locate him.

He is thought to be part of a group that operates between Somalia and Kenya carrying out attacks using Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) targeting the police.

A source within the security agencies this week told the Sunday Nation that it is suspected Mr Banati led the group of terrorists that planted the IEDs which killed 11 police officers last month in Garissa County.

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Source: Nairobi News