The police are offering anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of Francis Macharia Karishu, a Kenyan facilitating terrorism, a cash reward of Sh1 million.
Macharia has according to the police been helping terrorists from Somalia cross into the country by printing fake identity cards for them.
The police on Friday said that the suspect who has been on the run since his accomplices; Lydiah Nyawira Mburu and John Maina Kiarii got arrested runs a printing company, Paste Printers along Nairobi’s Luthuli Avenue.
“Kirashu’s accomplices in the fake document syndicate – Lydiah Nyawira Mburu and John Maina Kiarii have since been arrested and charged with forgery of official documents contrary to section 351 of the Penal Code and facilitating activities of terrorist groups contrary to section 9 (1) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (20120),” NPS Director for Corporate and Communication Affairs, Charles Owino said.
Macharia, who is also in the business of printing fake title deeds, birth certificates, and academic papers allegedly processed four fake Kenyan identity cards – two of which were used by terror suspects arrested in Meriti, Isiolo in February – while readying to stage a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack in Nairobi.
Abdimajit Hassan Adana and Mohamed Nane, used the fake documents to cross into Kenya from Somalia.
ILLEGAL DOCUMENT FACILITATOR ON THE RUN. pic.twitter.com/DZAnixeLZh
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) May 18, 2018
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