By having some officers on his payroll, the terrorist who masterminded the August 7, 1998 Nairobi bombing that claimed more than 200 lives has beat the police dragnet four times in the past 10 years.
Police are now conducting internal investigation after Fazul last week escaped detectives by a whisker in Malindi where he was holed up after sneaking into the country from Somalia.
Sources in the police force told The Standard that investigation has been launched to ascertain whether the person who helped Fazul was a police officer.
Fazul is believed to have compromised key officers who keep him informed about the movements and strategies of their colleagues on his trail. "We are not safe-talking to you people (journalists). Our phones have been tapped and our seniors are monitoring us. They believe one of us must have tipped off Fazul through one of his aides," said a detective from the anti-terror unit.
He went on: "Most of us have been questioned. We also believe that some of us could actually be in the Fazul network, making it difficult to capture him and making it easy for the fugitive to come in and out of the country as he pleases," said the source.
Senior police sources intimated to The Standard yesterday that the suspected police informer might have acted an hour before detectives’ rahtid at Casuarina, Malindi more..http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143992299&cid=4