Friday, April 20, 2012
Police in Garissa are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a terror suspect who escaped.
The disappearance of the al shabaab suspect was exclusively reported by Star yesterday.
North Eastern police boss Leo Nyongesa said a probe had been launched
to establish how the suspect, identified as Mburugu Kirema alias
Nurdeen, escaped under police escort.
He however denied allegations that the suspect was a dangerous terrorist in charge of training.
The police boss said Mburugu who hails from Majengo in Nairobi was
arrested in Somalia after he surrendered to Kenyan soldiers who handed
him to Liboi police station before appearing in Garissa court.
Interrogations by police revealed that Mburugu was among many youth from Majengo who were recruited by Al Shabaab.
The police boss added: "this man surrendered after he found that all his promises were never met,".
" we wish to inform the public that the suspect is not as dangerous
as was reported and it should not cause panic ,many Kenyans recruited
surrender and they have to under court trials but the manner he escaped
is unforgivable to both him and those who were escorting him" said
Briefing the press in his office he said police officers were placed at strategic positions to ensure the suspect was arrested.
He appealed to the public to help police with information that could
lead the arrest of the culprit who mysteriously escaped from the Garissa
law court cells.
When asked about his involvement and arrest following the 2010 uhuru
park grenade attack,Nyongesa said that they were not aware his
involvement "and anybody with leads linking him to the attack to provide
information to the police".