13 More Arrested in Mombasa Over Riverside Attack

  • Security officers make their way to the site of the Dusit terror attack on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Facebook
  • 13 people were, on Thursday, arrested in Mombasa in connection to the Dusit D2 hotel terror attack.

    The operation was carried out earlier in the morning with detectives raiding a house where one of the attackers used to live.

    According to reports, the suspect is said to have lived in the house for four months before shifting to Machakos and Kiambu.

    Earlier on, DCI boss George Kinoti confirmed the arrest of two suspects who carried out the attack.

    DCI boss George Kinoti 

    The DCI chief indicated that the two had been arrested in Eastleigh and Ruaka as intelligence units move to unravel the trail of the attackers and their sympathizers.

    As the security operation to end an 18-hour standoff at Riverside came to an end, police were alerted on the location of one of the attacker's residence.

    The officers swiftly carried out a raid at the premise at the upscale estate of Guango in Ruaka where they reportedly found a bunker hole.

    Unconfirmed reports indicate that the hole could have been used to store the weaponry used in the attack including the guns and grenades.

    It later emerged that two of the attackers who opened fire on innocent civilians at Dusit D2 hotel hailed from Kiambu and Nyeri.

    One of them, 26-year-old Eric Kinyanjui, is reported to come from Ngecha Village in Limuru while another Ali Salim Gichunge alias Idris or Farouk from Majengo slum in Nyeri.

    Police at the area where Farouk was residing.