A Mandera court has allowed the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit to hold three terror suspects for seven days to allow police to complete their investigations into their case.
Two Ugandans, Makoba Asman and Amos Ntege, and Kenyan Abdi Issack Aden will be held at the Mandera Police Station.
In a sworn affidavit, Police Constable Elias Korir says the two Ugandan citizens were arrested on October 28 at Border Point Three attempting to cross into Somalia.
The affidavit states that initial investigations point to offences bordering on travelling to a terrorist-designated country for the purpose of joining Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab.
“As an investigator in this matter, I find it difficult for the first and second suspects purporting to be on holiday in Kenya would want to cross into Somalia through an authorised point,” Constable Korir said in the affidavit.