Police in Kenya’s Marsabit County have arrested 16 Muslim preachers which they suspected of recruiting for the Somali armed group al Shabaab.
According to Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper, the arrests took place in the Karare area after police were tipped off by locals in the area.The preachers who arrived in the area days ago are said to be Islamic propagation famously known as Tabligh.
Majority of them are from within the country mainly the Somali dominated areas.
The suspects were handed over to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit in Nairobi for investigation.
Last month other Islamic preachers were arrested in Lamu but later released.