An elite police unit in the past-Courtesy Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso has today cleared the air over the 'hit squad', that has been making headlines in bold and red. For many years now, Kenyans have been talking about a police hit squad, which allegedly don't arrest suspects, but shoot to kill.
Stella Waithera and her husband Ahmed Golabi went missing mysteriously at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) where they were supposed to board a plane to Iran. Their disappearance was reported on Friday, September 24. Fresh details have now emerged about their disappearance after Turkish airlines, which they booked, and Iranian Embassy confirmed that the couple never boarded the plane.
Previously known as Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the DCI has transformed including the formation of special units that combat criminal doings across the country. Below are two lethal units that are part of the DCI. Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) is a division of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation tasked with preventing and investigating terrorism-related crimes in the country.
Meet Kenya's Anti-terrorism Police Unit Which Grabbed A Terror Suspect At Likoni Bridge This Morning
Kenya's Anti-terrorism Police Unit is the equivalent of the New York Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. The elite team has received some very specialized training for Israeli Krav Maga and Chinese Kung-fu and is said to work on arms training in concert with a branch of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, also known as MI6).
ATPU officers (in grey) with powerful guns and ordinary officers with AK-47 rifles while presenting Mike Sonko to court in the past./Courtesy The way suspected terrorists are presented to the court in Tanzania is totally different from how Kenya's elite police unit does the same. A special and elite police unit from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) called the Anti-terrorism Police Unit(ATPU) is the one that handles matters to do with presenting terrorism suspects to court.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations - DCI is in celebration mood after one of its units, the Anti-terrorism Police Unit(ATPU) overcame all odds to emerge as the best law enforcement pistol shooting Team in Africa. The ATPU beat several units, among them the most feared Recce Squad from the General Service Unit (GSU) in the International Defence Pistol Association (IDPA) African championship which ended on Sunday.
Photo Courtesy. Denis Itumbi has revealed that the ATPU officers were forced to release Harun Aydin after they failed to prove their charges. According to Itumbi, Aydin was found with two phones when they arrested him. An iPhone and a Samsung Fold. They checked the phones and found out that Mr. Aydin was in communication with various Presidents and Ministers in several countries.
The reports of terror suspects nabbed by police in Mombasa made rounds online on Monday, August 23 and on Tuesday, fresh details emerged on how they were nabbed. According to impeccable sources, two police stations, a busy shopping mall and a popular church were the target of the suspects but unluckily for them, the police pounced on them in a dramatic 10am ambush at the Likoni Channel crossing in Mombasa.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has transfer DPP transfers probe into officers who allegedly aided Wanjala's escape to internal affairs. A group of ATPU detectives were in court with the prosecution seeking a two weeks ruling to remand the three suspects and aid investigations into their case.
The ATPU officers/Courtesy A Mombasa businessman who was on Wednesday afternoon abducted while coming from attending evening prayers has got an ongoing terrorism case, his lawyer has confirmed. Abdulhakim Salim Sagar, 40, was heading to his home from attending evening prayers from a nearby mosque in Kuze, Old Town before he was abducted by suspected officers from the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU), a unit that operates under DCI.
"I Regret Calling ATPU on my Son" Mother's Pain After Sons Disappearance After Accusations Terrorism
Photo: Trevor Ndwiga Nyaga alias Jamal Idris Diana Nyaga, is a mother full of regrets after her don who was accused of plotting to Bomb a church mysteriously disappeared into the thin air. Diana is said to have called Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) in her son Trevor Ndwiga Nyaga,21, who converted to Islam while a student at Upper Hill High School in 2017.
Drama was witnessed in Mombasa after a group of Anti-Terror police officers reportedly caught or rather ambushed a number of wanted terror suspects who were found hiding In Nyali. Photo:Courtesy Fled From Egypt & Somalia According to the reports given by a reliable source of information, it has been reported that the officers acted on a tip from one of the residents who alerted the police after noticing an unusual movement in and out of the building.
Three suspects arrested last week on Suspicion of being members of a terror group have been set free. Mr Mohamed Shendy Elhosseiny, Mr Mustafa Abdi Saidi and Mr Mohamed Mohamed Abdullahi were yesterday released from custody due to lack of evidence linking them to any terror organisation. "The respondents are hereby set free unless lawfully held," Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate trate Vincent Adet said.
After he was detained on Saturday, reports has it that the Turkish 'investor' Harun Aydin has been deported to his home country by Kenyan government. Based on the update by lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi, Kenyan government secretly deported the businessman on unknown date. He then criticised the government noting that they were not able to handle the criminal case against him.
The DCI, formerly known as the Illegal Investigation Department (CID), has undergone significant changes, including the development of specific units to combat criminal activity around the country. The DCI has two lethal units, which are listed below. 1. Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU)
DCI's ATPU has emerged victorious after beating GSU's Recce Squad to win the International Defence Pistol Association (IDPA) African championship. The competition which began on September 4th attracted shooters from across the world. The tournament was divided into three divisions: Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP), Service Stock Pistol (SSP), and Pistol Carbine Caliber (PCC), with tiers ranging from Masters to Experts to Sharp Shooters to Marksman to Novice.
In a dramatic spectacle that drew hundreds of observers, two suspected terrorist suspects were apprehended in Mombasa on Monday. Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) detectives apprehended the two suspects as they prepared to cross the Likoni ferry channel between the mainland and the island. The suspects were mowed down by heavily armed police officers after being pulled from their vehicle, detained, and packed into police cars, according to video footage of the incident.
Government mercenaries from the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit(ATPU) based in Mombasa have today morning foiled a suspected terrorist attack in the county.The police officers,who are highly trained in top countries among them:the US and Israel,got intelligence information from the locals who suspected the occupants who were in a white van.
In a public statement, Ruto indicated that he contacted the Turkish investor and apologized for the alleged harassment by the Kenyan government. He decried Aydin's deportation terming it as a product of political pettiness by government officials who he described as playing politics in the war against terror.
Mombasa and Kwale residents woke up to a sting operation by a multi-agency team seeking to flush out terror suspects. In the operation that took place on the night of Monday, August 23, the residents reported that the team, which included Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU), seized a number of explosives.