Thursday, July 25, 2024

Terror suspect arrested with IED making materials in Riruta

41-year-old terror suspect has been arrested in Riruta area, Kiambu County with a firearm and 6 rounds of ammunition.

“Detectives have arrested 41-year-old man suspected to be a terror suspect and recovered a firearm loaded with 6 rounds of ammunitions.

In an intelligence led operation conducted in the Riruta area of Dagoreti, Kiambu County, the sleuths pounced on Ferdinand Indangasi near Skymatt supermarket, and recovered five sachets of a white narcotic substance believed to be cocaine from his pockets,” said DCI

Upon search, the detectives recovered radical literature linked to Al-Shabaab terror group. Also recovered at his house was Ksh 31,000, Glock pistol and materials believed to be used to make explosive devices.

“Upon further scrutiny of the suspect’s mobile phone, the officers discovered radicalization literature with extremist teachings, linked to the Al-Shabaab terror network. The suspect led detectives to his house located behind the supermarket where upon gaining forceful entry, the detectives recovered a Glock pistol loaded with six rounds of 9mm caliber, Sh31,000 in cash and 25Kgs of 4-inch nails suspected to be used in the assembly of improvised explosive devices.

After conducting a background check of the suspect at the DCI-Anti Terror Police Unit headquarters, it was discovered that the suspect was a hardcore jailbird who had served 15-years behind bars at the Shimo La Tewa prison.

The terror suspect is currently being grilled by anti-terror detectives before being arraigned in court on Monday,” said DCI

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