UK Slaying Suspect Detained in 2010 —in Kenya

Over suspicion of seeking to train with al-Qaeda-linked militants
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2013 4:21 PM CDT
Kenya Detained UK Slaying Suspect in 2010
Members of the al-Shabab militant group patrol on foot on the outskirts of Mogadishu.   (AP Photo, File)

Yesterday we learned that London slaying suspect Michael Adebolajo may have been questioned by Britain's domestic spy agency, MI5, last year. Today, more questions about just how much UK authorities knew (or should have known) about the man are emerging, with news that he was detained in Kenya in 2010 on suspicion of seeking to train with an Islamist militant group associated with al-Qaeda, Reuters reports.

"He was arrested with a group of five others trying to travel to Somalia to join militant group al Shabaab," says the head of Kenya's anti-terrorism police. Adebolajo was then deported to Britain. The government confirmed the information, and said it had provided assistance. (Read more Michael Adebolajo stories.)

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