Two terror suspects arrested on Monday in a dramatic ambush at Mombasa’s Likoni Channel were yesterday presented to an anti-terrorism magistrate’s court in Nairobi, where the police were granted 21 days to complete investigations before charging them.
Nation has learnt that the two suspects, a 30-year old Kenyan and a Tanzanian citizen, 35, are Al Shabaab returnees, with contacts in Mvita, Mombasa and Kwale.
The Nation has obtained their names, but cannot disclose them at this stage to avoid jeopardizing ongoing efforts to net their accomplices.
Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) officers are currently holding them in Nairobi.
Security agencies in the coast region remain on high alert following the routing of Islamist militants in Cabo Delgado in Mozambique by Rwandan forces last week. In March, intelligence reports showed that Cabo Delgado had become the new frontier for the disillusioned young men, some from Kenya’s coast region.
It is understood that ATPU officers are…