Senior al Shabaab media representative detained in Nairobi

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Addis Ababa, 7 August 2014 (WIC) - A senior member for al Shabaab radio owned  Al Andulus was arrested by police in Nairobi after he sneaked into Kenya for treatment. Hassan Hanafi Haji  was arrested on Sunday in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate while seeking treatment for injuries he sustained in Somalia.


Hanafi is a journalist by professional and joined al Shabaab in 2006. Counter terrorism detectives marked him a "high value” suspect and held him for interrogation at an undisclosed location.


It is believed he was injured in AMISOM and Somali National Army offensive in the Bula Burte town one year ago. Detectives questioned him on how he hoped to get in touch with doctors, and at the same time live in Kenya undetected.


The security sources wanted to know who he was working with in the country. It is believed the man is a key mastermind of several attacks that have occurred in the war torn country targeting journalists. (Radio Mogadishu)

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