Suspect arrested with explosive materials in Lamu

A suspect has today been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of criminal investigations in Lamu.

Mr. Juma was arrested with several materials believed to be used for making improvised Explosives.

“Detectives in Lamu today morning arrested Mr.Juma Omar Kiryauta with several materials suspected to be used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).” Said DCI on twitter.

The suspect will be arraigned in court on Monday.

Directorate of Criminal investigations thanks members of the public for the tip off.


The arrest comes barely a week after an explosion in Lamu that claimed the lives of five soldiers.

The soldiers died after their vehicle ran over an explosive device along the Kiunga-Sankuri road.

Also read:Five soldiers die,others injured in Lamu

Confirming the incident was KDF Spokesman Colonel Paul Njuguna who said that the soldiers died as they were on a humanitarian assignment.

Since 2015the government announced war on the terror group Al-Shabab that has been terrorizing residents of Lamu as they hide inside the dense Boni forest.

Survivors were confirmed to be receiving treatment following the attack.

Colonel Njuguna thanked locals for their help after the attack.

In the meantime the roads leading to Lamu have remained dangerous grounds with vehicles required to have a police escort to safer areas.

The government has however kept the promise and more deployment is made to protect the country from terror.

Slavian Mwangecho
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