Four pupils arrested in Isiolo over terror threats

Four pupils arrested in Isiolo over terror threats
Four pupils arrested in Isiolo over terror threats

Police in Isiolo are holding four schoolboys after they threatened to attack a school with terrorism motives.

The boys, who are aged between 13 and 16, are all Standard Eight pupils at St Kizito Primary School.

Police say they had also threatened their two deputy head teachers after they were directed to accompany their parents to school last Thursday for failing to report to school on a daily basis.

The boys wrote a note to the school describing the day that the supposed attack was to take place.

They are said to have been missing school, prompting the two deputy head teachers to summon them together with their parents to address the issue.

“Next week on Tuesday, Al-Shabaab will attack St Kizito…… warning to Mr Fudicha and Mrs Recho,” the note reads.


Isiolo County Commissioner Wanyama Musiambo said the boys failed to attend school and would spend most of their time in a video den or in a cybercafé while their parents thought they were in school.

Mr Musiambo said the boys were arrested on Monday evening and the investigating officers were making progress in their investigations.

“This is a dangerous scheme. We must find out the real intentions of these boys,” said the county boss.

A spot check at the school revealed that activities were going on as usual.

Four pupils arrested in Isiolo over terror threats

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