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How Al Shaabab Attack On Parliament Back Fired

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Former president Mwai Kibaki played a vital role in the fight against the Somali based terrorists Al Shaabab who had become a threat national security in Kenya.

A report by a local daily, indicates that Al Shaabab had plotted an attack on Parliament around the middle of 2012 amongst other planned high profile attacks.

The Key Suspect in the plot is Titus Nabiswa, alias Mwalim Khalid, from Majengo, who rose through the ranks to become a senior al Shabaab figure.

Upon returning from Somalia, Khalid had been hosted in Mombasa by an accomplice known to the Monitoring Group as Rashid, who would later reveal Khalid had been plotting even higher-profile attacks.

Mwalim Khalid sought the assistance of a parliamentary worker and long serving Pumwani Riyadha Mosque Committee long serving member in order to attack the National assembly.

Under interrogation by the Kenyan security services, al-Qai da-affiliated Jermaine John Grant in December 2011 also claimed al Shabaab was planning to attack a number of targets in Kenya, including the august House.

On October 28, 2012, while travelling from Nairobi to Mombasa, “most probably to coordinate further attacks in Mombasa, says the report, Khalid was intercepted at Mariakani.

“Photographic evidence obtained by the Monitoring Group indicates that Mwalim Khalid was in possession of a small arms cache,”the report says.

“Following his interception, Mwalim Khalid led security services to an associate, Omar Faraj, hiding in Mombasa. This led, according to media reports, to a shootout that resulted in both Mwalim Khalid and Omar Faraj being killed by the security services.”

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