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Arrest Warrant Issued Against Nyali MP Mohammed Ali Over a Terror Suspect

by Musa Abdirahman

Nyali MP Mohammed Ali alias Moha Jicho Pevu may face arrest any time.

This is after an arrest warrant was issued against him a terror suspect Nordin Abdallah alias Kamanda, whom the lawmaker had stood surety for failed to appear in court on October 4, 2021 and on November 1.

Abdallah was charged with the offense of being in possession of radicalization articles vide case number 846/16.

“Noordin  was arrested in 2019 at Shimoni in Kwale while conducting recruitment and radicalization of local youths into Islamic State and was later released on bond.”

“He is an associate of Salim Rashid Mohamed alias Chotara alias Turki-an IS operative who was filmed in June 2021 conducting beheading in DRC,” reads an excerpt of the court documents.

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Moha Jicho Pevu had earlier been summoned to court on October 4 but he apparently failed to show up forcing the Kwale Principal Magistrate to issue the warrant the following day.

He had stood surety for Abdallah who jumped bail for an offence he is facing in the court.

Abdallah was arrested in 2019 in Shimoni in Kwale while allegedly conducting recruitment and radicalization of local youths into Islamic State terror group and was later charged and released on bond.

Officials say Abdallah is an associate of Salim Rashid Mohamed alias Chotara alias Turki an IS operative who was recently filmed conducting a beheading in DR Congo.

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He had in March 2020 been arrested in Mombasa after being captured on CCTV mugging two people, one of them a school girl.

He was later released on bond. Police say they have not seen him since then.

However, the lawmaker has said that he is not aware of the said warrant.

He said as far as he was concerned, the case is scheduled for hearing on November 18.

He added he is ready to cooperate with authorities to sort out the issue if any.

Ali said he is aware of the case and that he stood the surety long before he became an MP.

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According to the MP, the suspect had been arrested over a different matter of possession of marijuana and he stood surety of Sh50,000.

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