Al Shabaab terrororist and habitual offender, Anthony Mbele Munyasya alias Abdalla, who had sneaked into the country for a planned attack, is on the run, police have said. The highly trained operative is armed and dangerous; police are urging anyone with information that could lead to his arrest to report it to the nearest station.
Abdalla, who is from Kitui County, has reportedly been fighting alongside the Al Shabaab in Somalia since 2014. According to a police report, he was later deployed to Kenya as part of a group that was to conduct attacks in Nairobi in February this year.
Abdalla, is closely linked to Abdimajit Hassan, another terrorism suspect currently facing charges of planning attacks in Nairobi using a Vehicle Borne Explosive Device (VBIED). The device was recovered by police in Merti, Isiolo County on January 15, 2018. They also recovered AK-47 rifles, hundreds of bullets and improvised explosive devices.
A manhunt for him was launched following the arrest of Abdimajit. Prior to joining Al Shabaab, Abdalla was apparently a habitual offender who together with several other youths, burnt down the Living Water Church in Kitui.
They were arrested and charged with arson, but Abdalla jumped bail and it is during this time that he is believed to have sneaked to Somalia and joined the Al-Shabaab. Police are urging members of the public to help them with any information that may lead to his arrest.