Police Nab Bus Transporting Bomb Material Into Kenya


A few Police officers caught a bus on Monday evening at Namanga in Kajiado County that was transporting weapons, including bomb material.

The officers, on their normal evening patrol, apprehended the bus travelling from Kenya to Tanzania.

The driver and the bus conductor were arrested by the police for carrying bomb detonators which had details of the source and destination inside the bus.

Police are investigating the case to establish the owner of the detonators and what they were to be used for in the country as  the suspects remain in detention.

A detonator is a bomb material used to trigger an explosive device. Detonators can be chemically, mechanically, or electrically initiated, the latter two being the most common.

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In the past days, authorities have beefed up the war against terrorism with several thugs being shot dead while others arrested, particularly in the Coastal area.

On Sunday, Flying Squad officers killed one of the most sought after Al Shabaab terrorists who had reportedly eluded the police for close to four years.

Mohamed Bakari, alias Bolingo, was murdered while he was at his brother-in-law’s home in Msambweni. Before he was killed, he tried to throw a grenade at the officers who had stormed the house to capture him, but failed.

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Msambweni OCPD Benjamin Rotich, who confirmed the incident, said police retrieved a hand grenade from the deceased.

Al-Shabaab is fighting a freedom battle in Somalia with the intention of imposing Sharia law. It has also carried out a series of attacks with multiple casualties in Kenya.

The group also vowed revenge for Kenya because of it’s military participation against the terrorists in Somalia. The terror group is officially affiliated with al Qaeda, although last year a fraction pledged allegiance to ISIS.