Suspected ‘Al-Shabaab’ Social Media Operator Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect who is said to be operating Facebook, Twitter accounts purportedly used by al Shabaab militants to claim responsibility for the Mpeketoni attack.

Through his official Twitter handle, the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo said: “In police custody is a suspect who was operating social media accounts purportedly used by al Shabaab to claim responsibility”.

According to latest reports from Anti – Terror Police Unit (ATPU), the accounts are fake and the suspect used to operate them from Majengo Slum near Gikomba. Kimaiyo also said police have arrested several suspects in connection with the Mpeketoni incident including the owner and the driver of one of the vehicles used by attackers.

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The al Shabaab Twitter handle account has been issuing updates on the Mpeketoni terror attacks. More to follow…

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