In Summary
  • Nairobi County Commander Benson Kibue said three of the suspects were students from Comoros Island while one was a Kenyan identified as Joseph Wanjiru.
  • The US has also provided additional security personnel. Armed US marines have also joined the General Service Unit (GSU) and the DPU officers in patrolling the area.
  • Mr Godec had regretted that the security situation in Kenya, especially in Nairobi and Mombasa, continued to worsen.

Anti-terrorism police are interrogating four suspects over the Friday afternoon twin blasts at Gikomba market that left at least 12 people dead.

Nairobi County Commander Benson Kibue said three of the suspects were students from Comoros Island while one was a Kenyan identified as Joseph Wanjiru.

The suspects were arrested shortly after the blast that claimed 12 lives and injured over 80 people.

Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo has also said security agents have enhanced security across the country with special focus on diplomatic missions following the recent terror attacks.

Elsewhere, three of the four suspects behind the May 4 blast along Thika Superhighway have been arrested after two weeks’ hunt in a well-coordinated covert operation.

One of the suspects was arrested at the Liboi border as he was crossing over to Somalia.

According to intelligence reports, the attackers crossed over to Somalia last year where they trained for about eight months.

They came back into the country on May 2, just two days before they planted the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the Githurai and Kasarani-bound vehicles.

However, detectives are still looking for the fourth suspect who is still at large.

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