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Wanted terror suspect surrenders in Kenya’s Wajir county

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Terror suspect Mumina Eroba with a $10,000 bounty on her head gave herself in to authorities Monday. Photo: courtesy

By Fauxile Kibet

A terror suspect on Kenya’s wanted list has surrendered to authorities.

Mumina Eroba, mother of Abdiwab Osman Ahmed – a suspected Alshabaab militant alleged to be behind an attack in Quarsa Wajir that left three people dead handed herself in Monday in the north eastern town of Wajir.

The terror suspect surrendered together with her son’s wife Asha Ahmed Gedi at the Wajir County commissioner’s office Monday, accompanied by her family members.

On May 30th, Kenyan police placed a $10,000 reward for information leading to her arrest and that of two other suspects including her son and another suspect identified as Ahmed Debar.

Kenyan police spokesman Charles Owino in a statement said that several terror suspects have been camping along the porous Kenya-Somalia border planning attacks.

“Whilst we have in our part enhanced vigilance, we call upon the public to equally exercise higher level of vigilance alerts particularly around public institutions and public gatherings,” he appealed.

However, according to Kenyan police alert, Ms Eroba, together with her son’s wife, Asha Ahmed Gedi, though not directly involved in terrorist activities, were said to be complicit in his activities.