NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan authorities have placed a 20,000 U.S.
dollar bounty for any information that leads to the arrest of a
terror suspect wanted for planning attack in the coastal town of
The ministry of interior said on Saturday
Ramadhan Kioko is believed to have the terror attack in Lamu
where at least five Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were
injured after their vehicle were hit by Improvised Explosive
Device (IED) on July 26.
"Ramadhan Kioko is wanted in connection with the attack and
anybody with information should share through 999 or 112," the
interior ministry said, describing the wanted man as "armed and
The ministry has also circulated pictures of the terror
suspect they believe planted IED on which military tanker ran
over around Ishakani area in Kiunga in Lamu East, wounding five
while others escaped unhurt.
The soldiers were part of a multi-agency team constructing a
perimeter wall along Kenya-Somalia border in Lamu aimed at
curbing threats posed by Al-Shabaab militants.
The East African nation is building the security wall along
its border with Somalia in a bid to keep out Al-Shabaab and
boost security after a wave of attacks that have claimed scores
of lives and provoked severe criticism of the government’s
The move comes after the ministry offered a 20,000 U.S.
dollar reward to any person with information that can lead to
the arrest of terrorist Abdullahi Abdi Sheikh, accused of
plotting a series of terror attacks including the botched
assault on Baure KDF camp in Lamu.
He is also believed to be a terrorist operative affiliated to
Jaysh Ayman cell - linked to attacks at Boni forest, Lamu
The authorities have also circulated Abdi’s photos and
appealed to the public to volunteer information that could lead
to his arrest.
Kenya is currently engaged in the fight against the militia
group in southern Somalia where its soldiers under the African
Union peacekeeping mission have intensified fight against the