Vicious Nairobi Terror Threat Suspect Nabbed

  • UPDATE: Parklands bomb scare suspect Meera Dinesh Patel has denied writing the note that raised the terror scare at Doctors Park, in Parklands, Nairobi.

    Reports from the Daily Nation on Monday, February 3, indicate that she was freed on a Ksh200,000 bond pending hearing of the case.

    Her denial comes hours after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) indicated that it had narrowed in on the main suspect in the bomb scare that took place in Parklands, at the Doctors Park.

    In a statement released by the detectives on Monday, February 3, through their social media platforms, the DCI indicated that the suspect had been arrested after a manhunt launched by a multi-agency team consisting of DCI and ATPU officials.

    Bomb Disposal Unit officers at Doctors Plaza in Parklands, Nairobi.

    "Following the Bomb Scare incident on January 30, 2020, at Doctors' Park in Parklands-Nrb, the prime suspect; Meera Dinesh PATEL was yesterday arrested by DCI /ATPU Detectives in a manful Forensic-led operation after Crime Scene processing was undertaken," the statement read.

    The statement indicated that the hoax, which saw the evacuation of all tenants from the building came just two days after the former property manager had retired.

    Dinesh, who was a tenant in the plaza, was reported to have been in taking up the managerial post but was not successful in the matter.

    The DCI indicated that the had collected evidence that pointed at Dinesh as the author of an alarming letter that threatened to burn down all the occupants of the Doctor's Park.

    "CCTV reviews beefed up by other corroborative evidence has so far placed her at the core of this investigation, remains in custody pending arraignment," the DCI announced.

    The hoax saw a prompt response from all the sections of the police, including the DCI Bomb Disposal Unit and the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) who screened the area for explosives after responding to the scene.

    The DCI sent tough warnings to Kenyans against causing such chaos and disruptions with dire consequences if found guilty.

    "We warn each member of the public against engaging in any such hoax that might cause terror to interrupt the peace of other persons, as appropriate punitive and lawful actions will be taken against them," the statement concluded.

    Bomb experts at Doctors Park on 3rd Parklands Avenue following a bomb scare on January 30, 2020.