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A Kenyan-Somali taxi man Hassan Abdi Mohamed was on Monday stabbed to death by a gang allegedly hired by his estranged wife.


5 suspects are under police custody after they were linked to the murder of 33yr old Hassan.


In a video shared to Horn24 by a police source the five suspects are heard and seen confessing to have stabbed Hassan.


They farther confess that they had been hired by the taxi man’s wife to threaten him over an ongoing divorce case 


The suspects are Ahmed Hussein,  Ikaran Mohamed Ahmed, Mohamed Abdi, Ahmed Hussein and Mara Bisar.




“There were six of us. I just wanted to scare him off. But I stabbed him on the back and ran off” Ahmed Hussein is heard said in the video under police custody.

 

 "We went with Kabelo from 9th street to Jam street.Kabelo had a  knife...he had asked as to go confront his brother in law...his sister's husband. There was confrontation between the deceased and Kabelo.

The deceased had a knife too. Started chasing Kabelo and Kabelo emerged from behind and stubbed him. We were 6 of us" Abdullahi who was arrested much later told the police.

 

 33 yr old Hassan who was known by many in Eastleigh Jam street as "Wabera" was killed on Saturday evening around 5pm near Al-Hidaya Mosque while observing Ramadan fast.

 

The  suspects have been identified as cousins to the wife Muna and friends to the cousins.

 

They were arrested on Sunday


Horn24 has learnt that  Hassan and his wife Muna Aden YUssuf were on divorce process at the Kadhi;s court in Nairobi.

 




The two have 2 children and in the divorce application that Horn24 accessed Muna points out  that “ I have suffered physical, verbal and psychological abuse, luck of support love and protection of a wife”




In  a response  received by the Kadhi’s court on 22 January 2020 Hassan says he provides for his family despite his meagre income from taxi. Hassan terms his wife as “irresponsible” and that she had failed to give the children full attention.




“She is the one who has abandoned her family on several occasions; she deserted her newborn prematurely (sic) just to come back when he was 1 year old” Hassan’s response to the Kadhis court partly said.


A police source investigating the case has told Horn24 that the 5 arrested are members of the SuperPower, a gang of mainly Somali youth operating in the Eastleigh neighborhood. The suspects are being held under  police custody awaiting to be arraigned.

 

5 Alshabaab suspects that include two women were on Saturday arrested by Kenyan authorities for allegedly surveying a target.

The 5 were  carrying out surveillance at Wisky river pub along Kiambu road using M/v KCR 598M make Toyata vitz white in colour according to a police report accessed by Horn24News.

The  five suspects are  

1. Mohamed Abas Mohamud - USA citizen
2. Mohamed Hassan Bario -Somalia national
3. Mohamed Adan - Kenyan driver,
4. Hodan Abdi Ismail female Somalia national
5. Ifrah Mohammed Abshir female Somalia national.



Police receovered the following exhibit according to the report recorded at the Runda Police station in the capital Nairobi.

- One trouser Kenyan Airforce trouser,
- one jungle t-shirt
- One jungle hut
- One jungle trouser
- Money in various currency and denomination i.e Us dollar, Ksh and Somalia Shs
- One laptop make Mac book.
- One US passport
- one US embassy security card,
- Various cheques.


The suspect was placed in custody at the Pangani polife station.

The arrest came as Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta declared war against the Somali militant group as attacks in North Eastern region of the country surged.

Mr Richard Tumushabe, the man who masqueraded as a woman and was wedded by Imam Mohammed Mutumba in Islamic culture, (Nikah), yesterday appeared before court and was charged with two counts of theft and committing an unnatural offence.

Nairobi, Friday (Horn24)

A Somali national has been charged in a Nairobi court for being  in possession of fake cash amounting to $15.6 M.

Yasin Ahmed Osman was accused of having the counterfeit money in denominations of $100 at a rented apartment in Pangani, Nairobi.

Osman was also accused of being unlawfully present in Kenya.

 

Seven people died and 62 others were injured after two Modern Coast buses collided near Salama area.

Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday night at Kiongwani area on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.

NTSA jas suspended the  Modern Coast operator licence after the accident as it starts probe into its safety standards and operations.

The incident comes barely a day after a similar accident in the same area also involving a Modern Coast bus and another from Tahmeed.

Last month, one person was killed following an accident involving a Modern Coast bus that hit a bump and rolled several times before landing in a ditch.

The accident occurred near Brooke Trading Centre on the Kericho – Nakuru highway.

And in June this year, eight people died in Bungoma after a Modern Coast bus collided with the matatu they were traveling in.

A bizarre incident in October last year saw a modern Coast bus burst into flames in Samburu, Kwale County.

Police said they were investigating the cause of the incident though no passengers were injured.

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