Police nab terror suspects in dawn raid
Police today arrested two men suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Eastleigh area in Nairobi. Acting on a tip-off from the public, the police apprehended two men of Somali descent in a dawn operation where they recovered seven AK47 rifles, 484 rounds of ammunition, 6 bombs attached to vests and 12 grenades.
According to deputy police Moses Ombati, the suspects were preparing to attack a church in the area on Sunday. The two are expected to be arraigned in court later today to face charges. The police say that they are on the look-out for two more members of the gang who are at large. Residents told the police that the suspects had only stayed in the rented house for two weeks.
Terror-related attacks have been rampant in the country since the Kenya Defence Forces marched into Somalia last year in October to deal with the growing threat from the al Shabaab The Somali based terrorist group and its sympathisers have attacked churches and crowded areas usually by lobbing grenades. The discovery of explosive-laden vests is expected to concern the police because it signals a change in tact.