Al-Shabaab militant surrenders in Mandera


Thursday February 20, 2020


A suspected Al-Shabaab militant has surrendered to security agencies in Mandera, a day after three people were killed in a bus attack.

Salat Hajir Jimale, 23, surrendered to security agencies at Elwak town in Mandera South on Thursday.

Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kathya said the suspect is being held at Elwak Police Station for interrogation.

“Al-Shabaab member with an AK 47 rifle and three magazines fully loaded is in our custody,” Mr Kathya said.

A source within the police said the suspect was sighted by a local chief before he was arrested.

“It was reported by a chief that a suspected Al-Shabaab militant was sighted in his area while making efforts to surrender,” said the source.

Preliminary reports indicate the suspect is from Ashabito area of Rhamu in Mandera North.

He was also found in possession of military jungle uniforms and pouches