5 Terror Suspects Arrested in Traffic Jam Along Kisumu-Nairobi Highway

  • Traffic Snarl Up along Kisumu-Nairobi Highway on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
    Traffic Snarl Up along Kisumu-Nairobi Highway on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
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  • UPDATE: Kisumu County Commander confirmed that five terror suspects were arrested in the traffic jam operation.

    The operation, which led to traffic snarl up that lasted for hours, was conducted by Anti-Terror Police Unit in association with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers.

    The five suspected terrorists were of Pakistani decent and gained access into the country through the Busia Border. They were headed to unknown destination.


    Travellers on Nairobi-Kisumu Highway were caught in a traffic snarl-up for hours after police mounted roadblocks in search of fugitives from Uganda.

    Speaking to the press on Sunday, May 9, Kisumu County police commander Samuel Anampiu confirmed that police conducted the raid but failed to reveal further.

    A report by Citizen TV noted that the traffic lasted for hours since morning at Ahero and five Pakistani Nationals were arrested as a result.

    The suspects were being sought after leaving Uganda and illegally sneaking into the country for an unknown destination. Three of the suspects was apprehended during the crackdown.

    Traffic Snarl Up along Kisumu-Nairobi Highway on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
    Traffic Snarl Up along Kisumu-Nairobi Highway on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
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    Two others had earlier been arrested at Kisian area of Kisumu West sub-county.

    Some of the travellers on the route complained that traffic was still heavy along the major highway and had lasted as late as 5pm the same day.

    The thugs, four in number, were believed to have sneaked through the Busia border and were travelling in a public service vehicle.

    A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the vehicles were tightly parked together on the highway with a few attempting to use offroad paths to get ahead.

    The travellers lamented that at the roadblock, which was mounted at Ahero, the officers were searching all vehicles that were plying the route.

    "I'm currently at the scene it's too bad, very hectic around here and we can't even move. Ahero police traffic kindly do something," confirmed Mumbo Karani.

    "Police roadblock at Ahero is a complete mess. The tailback is near Awasi. I suspect the police concerned are working with hawkers to create a market," added another traveller.

    "Why is there such a massive roadblock and jam on the Kisumu Ahero road? We've been stuck in traffic since 2pm and we're en route to Nairobi!" complained another.

    Below is the video: