Two Egerton University Students Arrested Over Terror Messages

Two Egerton University Students Arrested Over Terror Messages

The Nakuru County police commandant Joseph Koki said that the two, identified as Titus Ngare and Alex Wachira, were arrested for spreading fear through social media.

The two second year students are accused of causing panic after they sent alarming and false terror threats on Facebook.

Their accomplice, Robert Mungai alias Robert Mohammed Blues is still being pursued by police.

Mungai is said the be the mastermind of the social media message.

Police have placed a Ksh 2 Million bounty on him.

A posted  message on the 'Egerton Campus Life' read "we are not joking and if you think we are wait for us. Garissa is nothing compared to what will in Egerton University, Allah is to be worship. We have spies and maps of the whole Egerton."

Police want to determine if the two students have any links to terror groups.

After the message circulated, many students are said to have fled the main Egerton Campus fearing that there would be terror attacks.

The incident comes just days at 147 people were killed and another 104 injured in the Garissa University College attack that shook the nation.

On Friday, police in Mombasa arrested 4 suspected terrorists who are said to have been planning to attack City Mall in Nyali.

By Maureen Murimi

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