Kenyan police on Wednesday seized explosive devices in the
Mombasa-bound bus following a tip off from the public.
deputy police commander Moses Nyakwama said they recovered 401
rolls of ammonium nitrate explosives in two cartons which were
on transit to the coastal city of Mombasa.
are still looking for another vehicle which has one carton of
the explosive devices. The dangerous devices were recovered
from a vehicle which was headed to Mombasa. We have launched a
manhunt for the suspect who is still at large,” Nyakwama
told Xinhua by telephone.
said the consignments of devices are capable of bringing down a
30-storey building and police have launched a manhunt for a
suspect who had sent the parcel concealed as books.
East African nation is facing a great challenge in dealing with
the ‘enemy within’, who has executed several terror attacks
undetected as Kenya Defence Forces and its allies effectively
fight Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia.
recovery of the cache comes as East African nation has
increasingly faced a major onslaught from Al-Shabaab militants
from Somalia who have been hurling grenade and bomb attacks in
Nairobi, Mombasa and northern region.
civilians including policemen have been killed especially in the
northern counties of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera which are near
the border with Somalia.