Briton arrested in Gigiri al Shabaab swoop identified as Tom James

A British national and two women of Somali origin were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of being al Shabaab trainers and recruiters.

Police found items including training literature and books during a raid at their house in the up-market Rosslyn neighbourhood in Gigiri.

A security guard said the Briton had been living there for the last three years and is reported to have travelled to Somalia on several occasions.

The noon raid was carried out by detectives from Flying Squad and the Special Crime Prevention Unit.

The closely-guarded operation was headed by Crime unit boss John Koki.

The Star saw tens of plain clothes officers getting into the compound as early as 10.30 am.

CID chief Ndegwa Muhoro, who visited the house, declined to comment when the Star reached him on phone.

But he promised a comprehensive statement on the matter.

This Article was originally published in the Star 

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