Suspects arrested with explosives at Nairobi mall
08 September 2015, 19:04
Nairobi - Two suspects have been arrested with explosive devices at a high end Nairobi Mall, police have announced.
The two were arrested while trying to secure entry into the Garden City Mall along Nairobi's Thika Road Tuesday.
Kasarani area CID boss Valerie Obore confirmed the incident.
" We were tipped off of a certain threat which was neutralized and the Mall is safe," she told News24.
A description of the two suspects was not given by police.
The mall was evacuated as a result.
" No one has been injured and we are continuing to ensure that we are vigilant and on very high terror alert," she added.
Kenya has been under attack from Somali based militia group Al Shabaab for a number of yeas now and is not new to attacks on malls.
In 2013, the Westgate Shopping Mall was attacked in an incident which saw 68 people killed.
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