Photographer arrested as terror suspect at Galleria mall,

said Msingi SasisA freelance photographer was arrested on suspicion of being a terrorist at Galleria Mall in Karen, Nairobi on Tuesday night.

Police said Msingi Sasis was arrested after he was seen taking pictures in the premises.

“The police came to his rescue after members of the public claimed he was suspiciously taking photographs without their consent,” an officer said.

He said the photographer was taken to Lang’ata Police Station where he spent the night after he was booked in as a “terror suspect”.

Sasis is still under investigation, the officer said.

His brother Victor claimed they were only allowed to see him after pleading.

“On arrival at the police station we were notified that Msingi was not there which really shocked us, but with great pleading we were able to see him,” he said.

He said Sasis slipped them a note saying he was terrified and asked them to contact an activist.

“We are very worried because he looked traumatised and kept on saying he might be transferred to any location because they say he is a terror suspect. The current situation makes it very dangerous,” he said.

Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Mwangi said he could not comment since he was off duty while deputy OCPD Mwangi Kuria declined saying he could not verify the reporter’s identity.


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