A German man believed to have been behind the attack of a Lamu military base where eleven al-Shabab fighters and two Kenyan soldiers were killed.
Andreas Ahmed Khaled Müller is believed to also have been behind the Westgate attack in 2013. The Kenyan police are sure he was behind the attack in Lamu last week and have even issued a reward for anyone who offers information that leads to Andreas’ arrest.
The reward is part of a police campaign known as Kaa Chonjo Usinyamaze (“Be alert, Don’t Keep Quiet”), which was launched to combat the threat from the jihadists.
According to the Observer Newspaper in Uganda, Andreas/Ahmed was born in Bonn and converted to islam in 1999 when he got involved with muslims at a sports club he went to. After dropping out from Uni, he focused solely on being a radical muslim. After his time of renewal and adventure of purpose, he strived to live in a muslim society. This led him to try and migrate to Bosnia, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. Unfortunately in 2009, he was arrested before entering Pakistan and remained in custody for months. Authorities believed he had gone to try and make contact with the AlQaeda or Taliban but that was never proven.
Late summer 2011, he moved to Kenya after which he entered the police radar to become a wanted man. He allegedly fled to Uganda mid 2012.
According to the Kenyan newspaper the Star , Andreas who also uses the alias Abu Nusaibah, entered Somalia around May 2012 before re-entering Kenya. An arrest warrant was issued and signed by the then Kenyan police spokesman Eric Kiraithe, for the Commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere but he was never arrested.