Salim Mohamed, a Kenyan who scored an A- in the 2014 KCSE, has been arrested in Congo for his alleged involvement in terrorism activities.
According to local media in DRC, Chotara was arrested for being a member of the Islamist Rebel Group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
He is said to be the commander of ADF which has been organizing terrorist attacks in Uganda and DRC.
Chotara hails from Mombasa. He was deported from Turkey in 2017 and on his return to Kenya, he was arrested under suspicion of radicalizing youths to join terrorist groups. He was released on a bail of Sh1.5 million.
In 2020, he fled the country with the Kenyan authorities having him on the most wanted list.
Salim Mohamed aka Chukri/Chotara was described as very dangerous and linked to an Islamic terrorist group.
He was reportedly planning to sneak into the country and carry out attacks.
This comes just days after four European countries warned their citizens of an imminent terror attack in Kenya.
In the alerts, France, Canada, Netherlands and Germany said the terrorists are targeting places frequented by western nationals in the capital Nairobi.
“There is a persistence of serious threats against Western nationals in Kenya. There is a real risk targeting public places frequented by foreign nationals (restaurants, hotels, leisure venues, shopping malls, etc.), particularly in Nairobi,” the embassy said on Thursday.
Kenyan authorities have urged netizens to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities while beefing up security in different parts of the country.