Adebolajo was one of seven men arrested in Kenya in November 2010, who were suspected of being in transit to Somalia to join al-Shabaab. Relatives of Adebolajo have claimed that attempts were made to recruit him by MI5 after this incident. His brother and brother-in-law also claimed they were contacted by MI5 themselves.
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- Robert Verkaik, Woolwich murder, the MI6 connection: Younger brother of Michael Adebolajo 'was paid thousands to spy in Middle East', MailOnline, 1 June 2013.
- MIKE GLOVER, BRIAN BRADY, JONATHAN OWEN, PAUL CAHALAN, PAUL BIGNELL, Woolwich attack: Terror suspect Michael Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya on suspicion of being at centre of al-Qa'ida-inspired plot, The Independent, 26 May 2013.