Police arrest owner of exploded Eastleigh vehicle
25 April 2014, 09:11
Nairobi - Police have arrested the owner of the vehicle that exploded near Eastleigh killing two policemen in the process.
The vehicle exploded near the Pangani police station Wednesday evening, killing the two officers as well as the occupants of the vehicle, believed to be terrorists.
Police had launched a man-hunt for the owner of the vehicle to explain the matter who was picked up late Thursday evening after a search at the Kenya Revenue Authority KRA.
" The owner was arrested late Thursday and is in custody as investigations into the bombing continues, a source at police headquarters said.
The two slain officers were named by the government as Francis Murage and Samuel Cheptoo and mourned by president Uhuru Kenyatta who described their sacrifice as unforgettable.
He insisted that officers both in the army, police and innocent
civilians had paid the ultimate price of death in the war on terror and
the government had a duty to look out for them and their families by
winning the war on terror.
" We will not relent and we will not
stop until the bad elements in the country are done away with. We will
not be stopped by words that have no meaning, he said while mourning the departed officers.
Police are also investigating the motive of the attack.
It is understood that most experts believe the vehicle was targeting the police station because it was driving on the wrong lane, something that attracted police officers to it.
Another theory is that it was meant to attack interior security minister Joseph Ole Lenku who was to attend a live talk show on the Eastleigh situation a few kilometres from the place of the incident.
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