Son of Nairobi August 7 Bomber Arrested

  • The son of a terrorist linked to the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi on August 7, 1998, has been arrested in Algeria’s island of Mallorca over accusations of transporting Jihadists from the northern part of Africa to Spain.

    The suspect identified as Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary is the son of Egyptian Al Qaeda terrorist Abdel Abdul Bary, who was extradited to the US in 2012 and tried for his involvement in the bombings of the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

    The bombing incident left over 200 people dead and saw his father sentenced to 25 years in prison in the US.

    Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a UK national, son to August 7 bomber of US Embassy in Nairobi
    Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a UK national, son to August 7 bomber of US Embassy in Nairobi
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    His arrest comes after an international arrest warrant was issued against him in relation to the transportation of Jihadist activists from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia to combat zones in Libya. He was at one point thought to be “Jihadist Johnâ€.

    Algerian authorities, who pounced him, found him in possession of identity documentation of various nationalities.

    Bary, who is also a rapper, is being held in prison while suspicions that he also arranged for activists to travel to Spain are being investigated.

    His arrest comes as Kenya marks 23 years since the August 7 bombing.

    The memories of the dark ordeal are preserved inside Nairobi Memorial Park where families and victims assemble in honor of the departed souls.

    However, the families are yet to receive any compensation from the US government.

    Inside Nairobi Memorial Park Where Memories of August 7, 1998 US Embassy Bombing Are Preserved
    Inside Nairobi Memorial Park Where Memories of August 7, 1998, US Embassy Bombing Are Preserved
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM