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Rashid Mwalimu: Police share details of pilot planning attacks in Kenya 

Security agencies on Tuesday, March 30 obtained information of a planned attacked by an Al Shabaab militia, asking Kenyans to be on high alert.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, the Anti-terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) identified one Rashid Mwalimu, a trained pilot, as the man behind the planned attacks in the country.

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Security agencies shared his photo, asking the public to report anything suspicious including information that could lead to his arrest.

ATPU said Mwalimu is currently in Somalia but could sneak into the country anytime soon to carry out the planned attacks.

Mwalimu trained as a pilot in Philippines alongside his accomplice Cholo Abdi Abdulla who has since been arrested.

According to a report by Kenyans, Cholo and Mwalimu joined Al-Shabaab in 2015.

After their recruitment, they underwent training before carrying out attacks in Somalia.

They were later sent to Boni forest to be selected as a team for the pilot training.

The report added that the duo were close friends with the leader of the DusitD2 attack, one Salim Gichunge, alias Faruq and Osman Gedi.

It is said that Gichunge and Gedi were picked for the Dusit attack while Mwalimu and Cholo were trained as pilots after which they were deployed to hijack aeroplanes.

The report also revealed that Cholo was arrested in Philippines in 2019 while planning to hijack a plane and carry out an attack similar to the 9/11 style.

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He was only arrested after mistakenly telling one of his many women about his plans who then invited police to his hideout.

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