Police have arrested a woman for impersonation to falsely represent her sister, an Al Shabaab member in a Mombasa court.
Abdia Adan Ali appeared in court covered up in a Niqab trying to pass herself as her sister Halima Adan Ali who was to appear in court for the final hearing in a terror related case.
Halima, who is a suspected Al-Shabaab recruiter, facilitator and financier, was first arrested in Mombasa on April 3, 2015 for allegedly facilitating three Kenyan women, to travel to Somalia and join the Al-Shabaab terror group.
The three; Khadijah Abubakar Ahmed, Mariam Said and Umukheir a Tanzanian national were arrested in Elwak en-route to Somalia by Anti-Terror Police. The three women were members of “GHURABA” a Social Media group that was used to recruit, radicalise and facilitate persons to travel to Somalia to join the terror group.
Halima was then charged with recruitment and facilitation of individuals to join Al-Shabaab and being a member of Al-Shabaab and incarcerated at Shimo La Tewa.
She would then be released and was on the police radar when she was heard word that the security forces were looking for her.
On learning that the police were looking for her, she went into hiding and advised not to appear for the court hearing and send her sister Abdia to impersonate her.