Kenyan security agencies has foiled a plan of two men to bomb the capital Nairobi, the men are connected to an Iranian intelligence network.
The two men 69-year-old Abubakr Sadiq Louw and 25-year-old Yassin Sambair Juma, have been arrested by the Kenyan security agents. A statement by the ministry described Louw as a “senior figure” in the city’s Shia Muslim community, adding the pair were working on behalf of Iranian state intelligence.
IG Joseph Boinett said police have irrefutable evidence that they have been recruited into an Iranian spying ring. “The mission of that ring was to mount terror attacks in this city, not only targeting western interest but our people as well.” Boinett said.
“We have information that Louw was recruited a number of years ago and he had been instructed to recruit other Kenyans in the network and we know he had managed to recruit a number of others including Yassin Sambai Juma” he added.