Nairobi couple suspected of financing Al Shabaab arrested


Nairobi couple suspected of financing Al Shabaab arrested
42-year-old Yassin Abdille Hussein aka Abu Sumeiya and his wife Fartun Mohammed Guleid, 41. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Police reports indicate that the two have various businesses whose finances are channeled to supporting Al Shabaab activities.
  • Mr. Hussein is said to be a contractor who mainly operates his renovation trade in South B and parts of Eastleigh, while his wife Fartun Mohammed Guleid is the sister to Kamaure.
  • According to the police, the couple emigrated from Gedo region in Somalia and has been operating in Kenya using fake documents.

Police have arrested a couple suspected to be financiers and logisticians for the Al-Shabaab terror group.

42-year-old Yassin Abdille Hussein aka Abu Sumeiya and his wife Fartun Mohammed Guleid, 41, were arrested in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The two are believed to be accomplices of a key Al-Shabaab operative in Mandera, Abdiweli Mohamed Guleid alias Abdiweli Kamaure, who was the mastermind of the November 2014 Mandera Bus attack where the militants killed non-Muslims onboard the Mandera-bound bus.

Police reports indicate that the two have various businesses whose finances are channeled to supporting Al Shabaab activities.

Mr. Hussein is said to be a contractor who mainly operates his renovation trade in South B and parts of Eastleigh, while his wife Fartun Mohammed Guleid is the sister to Kamaure.

According to the police, the couple emigrated from Gedo region in Somalia and has been operating in Kenya using fake documents.

An inquiry on how they were able to open businesses and operate in the country under false documentation is also under investigation, with initial reports indicating that the two have been channeling funds to Kamaure for over five years now.

Meanwhile, police are said to be hunting down five wanted terrorists from Wajir who are said to be be operating under the command of Kamaure.

The five include; Kullow Yarrow Abdi, Mohamed Ahmed Yarrow, Ahmed Dabar, Mohamed Mohamud Abdullahi and Adan Yussuf Sheikh.

 

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