Four arrested by police over Thika road blasts
07 May 2014, 16:28
Nairobi - Four people have been arrested by police over the weekend Thika road blasts which targeted two public service vehicles plying the route.
The four will be charged in the coming days over what the police have said is solid evidence linking them to the blasts.
Nairobi police commander Benson Kibue says that the four were arrested after conclusive evidence was found by police officers probing the scene of the attacks.
Further, phone records of the said attackers were also proven to link them to the attacks.
" We have made arrests and the four will be taken to court as soon as possible to face charges. We have incriminating evidence against them, he said.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but police have blamed
similar attacks on the al Qaeda-linked Somali group al Shabaab, which
killed at least 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi last
Three people died and more
than 60 wounded - at least 20 of them in critical condition - and were
taken to various hospitals with shrapnel injuries and torn limbs,
medical officials said.
Somali Islamist militants have been
carrying out such attacks in retaliation for Kenya's intervention in
neighbouring Somalia in October 2011. The militants want Kenya to
withdraw its troops, but Kenya has rejected their demand.
Sunday's blasts came a day after twin explosions in the port city of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean, a tourist magnet.
people were killed in the Mombasa attacks when attackers threw an
explosive device at passengers at a bus station, and also targeted a
luxury hotel in the coastal city.
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