REPORTS FROM THE
arrest key suspect
behind insecurity in N. Kenya
regional police commander said that the death toll
in the bomb blast has risen to three people following
forensic analysis of the body parts gathered
Kenya (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police said Sunday
they arrested a key suspect whom they believe is
behind a series of grenade and bomb attacks in the
restive town of Garissa in northern region.
police commander Charlton Mureithi told Xinhua that
the who is also behind Feb. 17 suicide bombing at the
Garissa primary grounds blast will be arraigned in
court on Monday.
suspect was arrested on Saturday and we believe he
has key information regarding the incident on Feb.
17 where a suicide bomber was killed,” Mureithi
regional police commander said the suspect is being
interrogated by police officers from the
said they suspect the man was behind the series of
grenade and gun attacks that have occurred in the
town in the recent past.
the Feb. 17 incident, the improvised explosive device
went off at the local Garissa Primary School grounds
at the dais where official functions are held, killing
explosion jolted the nearby buildings causing an
intense tension and a state of confusion in the town
prompting a commotion.
body parts of the unidentified man of Somali origin
were scattered all over due to the impact of the blast
regional police commander said that the death toll in
the bomb blast has risen to three people following
forensic analysis of the body parts gathered.
three legs we have are all left, this means that
these were three individuals,” Mureithi said. The
police have also recovered three pistols, one which
they say was snatched from a police officer who was
killed late last year at the Garissa market.
reports have it that the accomplices of those who died
while planting the device and who escaped with serious
injuries are being treated at a secret location.
in the northeastern region has been at its lowest
since Kenya took its troops to Somalia to fight the
Al-Shabaab remnants. Garissa has been the worst hit
the attacks that have been targeting police officers
improvised explosive device is common in the northern
Kenya after two people were also killed late last year
when the device they were planting on a roadside
targeting security officer accidentally went off in
Dadaab killing them instantly.
incident comes barely three weeks after a renowned
businessman was killed at a point-blank range and his
colleague severely wounded after unknown assailants
sprayed bullets on their car.
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