Marsabit Town Sheikh Guyo Gorsa before a Nairobi Court on Monday January 15,2017/ PHPTO BY S.A.N.


Islamic religious leader accused of working with Alshabaab terror group has been detained.

In addition Guyo Gorsa he has been accused of radicalizing youths in Marsabit.

The government objected his release on bail citing the seriousness of the offense.

Guyo who appeared before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi was arrested on January 13, 2018 at Madarassa Toba within Marsabit Town-Marsabit County.

Guyo was transferred to Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (A.T.P.U) headquarters pursuant to findings that he was involved in terrorism and related activities within the country.

His mobile phone was seized and is awaiting forensic examination.

“The evidence shows that the accused has been in constant communication with a number of terrorists belonging to the Al-Shabaab based in Somalia and some within the country,” a report says.

He added that the evidence so far gathered show that the accused and his associates have been planning attacks within the country and were further planning more terrorist attacks within the country.

The government added that the activities of the accused and his associates pose a great risk to the national security and security of the entire peace loving humans race in the world.

It is crucial that he be detained pending the hearing and determination of instant case.

Proceedings resume March 1, 2018