Kenya averts tragedy after arrest of terror suspect at venue of national day celebration
London, Jun 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The eagle eyes of Kenya security averted what could have been a national tragedy on Saturday after aterror suspect who reportedly tried to gain access to Narok stadium, the venue of this year’s Madaraka day in Kenya was promptly apprehended
The motive of the Kenya terror suspect was not immediately known, but kenyan security did not take anything for granted particularly at a crowded stadium for a national day celebration
Madaraka Day (Independence or Self-Governance Day) is a national holiday celebrated every 1st June of every year in the Republic of Kenya. It commemorates the day in 1963 that Kenya attained independent self-governance after decades as a British colony. Madaraka is a Swahili word for “freedom, independence”.
According to a police report, Adan Galhai widely known as Urisha Galhai was first arrested by military officers last night as he tried to enter the stadium but managed to escape before he was re-arrested on Saturday morning when he went back
“He was in the company of another person who managed to escape, the police report stated.
During a search, his National Identity Card and another written National Security were recovered from him raising suspicion on his motive.
Police said they have established that the suspect converted to Islam in 2014 and has been living in Eastleigh, Nairobi and they believe he has links with Al Shabaab. Source: Capital FM