Ex-Kilifi County government employee confirmed to have joined Al-shabaab

Report by Pharis Kinyua- Jamhuri News

A public notice placed by terror suspect Issa Abdalla Kauni's parents announcing his disappearance in November 2014. Kauni is among nine suspected terrorists wanted by police.

Police have placed a sh2 million bounty on a former Kilifi County Government staff suspected to have joined outlawed terror group, al-shabaab.

Issa Abdallah Kauni, 26, worked as a driver for six months in Kilifi County before he disappeared from his Malindi home three years ago.

He was the driver to the county Education Executive Chair Salma Muhdin.

Kilifi’s county human resource department was forced to publish a poster of him as a “missing person” in November 2014.

But it has emerged that Kauni is among 9 terror suspects on the police radar going by recent photos released by authorities.

In 2015, Kauni’s father, Abdallah Mohammed called for the arrest of his son in an exclusive interview with Daily Nation.

His father said Kauni should be brought back to Kenya and stand trial.

Mohammed described his son as a good boy during his childhood. “He was a very good boy. We educated him through difficulties and he used to help us before he disappeared,” he told Daily Nation

Kauni was born in 1991 and he attended Sir Ali bin Salim Primary School and later joined Progressive Secondary School in Malindi.

He is among the nine on the list issued by Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet last week.