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Police place Sh14m bounty on suspects behind Mandera terror attacks

Police in Kenya have placed a Sh14 million bounty on seven terror suspects wanted in connection to various terror attacks in Mandera County.

In a statement signed by police spokesman George Kinoti, police identified the seven as Abdullahi Issack Diyat aka Ubeyd, Ahamed Maalim Bashir, Sharif Sheikh Arab, Andikadir Haret Mohammed Yusuf Kuno, Ahmed Mahat Mohammed aka Jerry, Idris Ismael Issack and one other suspect only known as Mohammed.

Police also released photos of the seven promising a Sh2 million cash reward to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of each of the suspects.


“The terrorists are believed to be operating between Kenya and Somalia and are suspected to have been involved in a number of terror attacks in the North Eastern Region particularly in Mandera County,” stated the police.


The seven are believed to have been behind the recent attacks in the north.

“We have reason to believe that they were instrumental in the planning and execution of attacks at Bisharo Lodge in October 2016, Jabane Hotel attack in January 2017 and Arabia Police Camp in February 2017,” stated the police.


The dawn attack at Bisharo Lodge on October 25, 2016 left 12 Kenyans dead among them quarry workers.

A recent attack on police camp saw a student succumb to injuries that were caused by a stray bullet.

Police have also assured Kenyans that security agencies are taking preventive measures against the terror threat.