MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
Kenyan authorities on Monday launched an investigation into the
mysterious death of two wanted terror suspects.
The two were killed and
dumped in Naivasha County, 90 km northwest of Nairobi.
One of the suspects, Fatuma Mohamed Masou, had a 20,000 U.S. dollar bounty on
She escaped police dragnet in Mombasa in 2015.
Masou, the wife of terrorist Kassim Omondi, who was killed in a police raid
in 2013, was accused of hiding yet another terrorist, Ishmael Shosi.
Shosi was killed by police in September 2016 in Mombasa.
The other wanted terror suspect was Farid Omar Awadh, who had been on the run
for almost two years.
Awadh and Masou are suspected of recruiting and funding terror activities in
The two were killed on Friday.
Police spokesman George Kinoti said on Monday that detectives will probe
circumstances leading to the killing.
He denied claims that security forces were involved in the alleged
extrajudicial killing of the two.
"We have launched investigation to establish the motive of the killing with
possibility of apprehending those involved in the cold-blooded murder," Kinoti
"It’s too early to accuse our agents without proof."
Sources indicate that the two might have been abducted by unknown gunmen
before they decided to execute them.
Family members of the two did not attend their burial in Naivasha.
A senior National Intelligence Service officer said Awadh was on the police
radar over alleged recruitment for and funding of terrorism activities.
Awadh’s family denied that he had terrorism links.
There have been accusations that anti-terror police units were involved in
forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of terror suspects.
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