DCI Ambush Terror Suspects Ferrying Explosives Along Namanga-Nairobi Highway

  • Security forces during an operation in Nairobi in January 2020
    Security forces during an operation in Nairobi in January 2020
  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday, June 5, nabbed three terror suspects who were ferrying explosive materials.

    In a post on their Twitter account, the DCI revealed that the three were travelling along the Namanga-Nairobi highway when they were apprehended.

    "Explosive Materials including 17 rolls of detonating codes and one packet containing 100 pieces of supreme detonators have been recovered by a Multi-Agency team of officers," the agency revealed.

    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Twitter

    Three suspects were identified as Moses Koite, 26, who was driving a motor vehicle registration number KBM 880 U, a Toyota Noah, Patrick Ng'ang'a, 36, and Sadic Harabe Sadic a foreign national, 26, who was arrested ferrying the explosives near Maili Tisa trading centre.

    The police disclosed that the suspects were in lawful custody pending further police action.

    The DCI reported that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

    Security officials have been on high alert acting on the intelligence of possible terror threats.

    In January 2020, the anti-terror police unit arrested 5 individuals - two Kenyans, a US citizen, and two Somalia nationals suspected of orchestrating terror in Nairobi County.

    The suspects were apprehended while allegedly conducting surveillance at Whiskey River Lounge along Kiambu Road.

    In a separate scenario, two people were arrested for allegedly taking photos at the General Service Unit's RECCE Company's headquarters in Ruiru town on the outskirts of Nairobi.

    In June 2019, DCI Boss George Kinoti formed a new team known as the Emergency Response Team (ERT) which started embarked on training on anti-terrorism and combat.

    “We must rid the region and the world of terror cells, and strive to break all their networks internationally in order to realize our optimum growth capabilities,” Kinoti stated when he officiated the graduation of the unit that trained on tactical operations, combat, hostage evacuation, operational planning among others.

    DCI Boss George Kinoti Speaking during a press conference at DCI headquarters on March 5, 2020.
    DCI Boss George Kinoti Speaking during a press conference at DCI headquarters on March 5, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke