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A court charged Magd Najjar, a Swiss citizen, with "engaging in organized criminal activities by being a member of Al Shabaab." Najjar has also been charged with entering Kenya illegally. His trial will begin on July 2.
Police arrested a suspected Shabaab operative as he attempted to cross the border in Busia from Somalia. The operative is thought to lead a cell that is plotting attacks in Nairobi and Kampala.
Anti-Terrorism Police detained seven men who were taking pictures of airplanes taking off and landing at Wilson Airport in Nairobi. The seven men, including two Somalis, claimed to be tourists.
Police have confirmed that an IED was the cause of Monday's blast at a mall. Police are looking for two suspects, and also released a photograph of Emra Erdogan, a Shabaab operative from Turkey or Germany.
Twenty-eight people were wounded in a blast at a mall in Nairobi. Witnesses saw a man leave a bag at the scene shortly before the blast. Prime Minister Odinga claimed the blast was caused by a terrorist attack.
Grenade attacks in two cities in the northeast wounded at least five people. Shabaab is suspected in the attacks, which targeted a school at a refugee camp in Garissa, and a hotel frequented by government officials in Wajir.
Police released a photo of Ahmed Khaled Mueller, a German national who is believed to be working with Shabaab to conduct attacks in Kenya. Mueller is also known as Andreas Martin Muller and Abu Nusaibah.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of London tube bomber Gemaine Lindsay, after she failed to appear in court to face charges of plotting to bomb Kenyan resort hotels. A co-conspirator, Jermaine Grant, appeared in court on Tuesday. Lewthaite is thought to have fled to the protection of Shabaab in Somalia.
Human Rights Watch accused the Kenyan military and police of abusing ethnic Somalis in North Eastern province. The abuses are in response to IED and other attacks by Shabaab fighters in the region.
The US Embassy in Nairobi issued a warning to American citizens of "a possible attack on Nairobi hotels and prominent Kenyan government buildings." The embassy said the plot 'is in the last stages of planning."
The government accused Shabaab of carrying out yesterday's grenade attacks in Mombasa that killed one person and wounded 15 more. Kenya's security minister ordered forces "to beef up security in all public places and increase their patrols."
One person was killed and more than 10 were wounded in two separate grenade attacks in Mombasa. The attacks took place at a Christian prayer gathering and a stadium.