The Star (Nairobi)

19 November 2012

Kenya: ATPU Blames Attack On Chief's Camp On Al Shabaab Remnants

POLICE have linked the Friday grenade attack at Ng'omeni chief's office in Kwale to the al Shabaab militia.

According to reports compiled by anti-terrorism police unit, those behind the attack are part of hundreds of Kenyan youth who came back from Somalia after the Kenya Defense Forces successful mission in the country.

These fighters are believed to be behind the recent series of grenade attacks in the country. Head of ATPU Bonface Mwaniki exonerated the Mombasa Republican Council although they are still pursuing more intelligence.

Kwale OCPD Richard Mugwai said they have obtained details of the young man who hurled the grenade injuring Ng'omeni chief Omar Gari and two other people.

"We have circulated his details through the locals and we know we will get hold of him," he said Mugwai adding that it is premature to speculate who is behind the attack. The chief and two other people were injured when a young man hurled a grenade at him outside his office.

The incident came days after the son of slain Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo was arrested in Kilifi together with six people said to be al Shabaab fighters. The 17-year-old is believed to be an IT expert.

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