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Man on terror list, 3 teens arrested after blasts

12 March 2012, 10:48

Nairobi – A man whose photograph police circulated last December on suspicion of having terrorism links is among four suspects who are being held over Saturday night’s grenade attacks at the Machakos Bus Station.

Sylvester Opiyo was arrested on Sunday alongside three other young men aged between 13 and 16 years who were found assisting Opiyo’s sister to move into a house in Nairobi’s Umoja estate, according to police and his lawyer.

“It is the same Sylvester Opiyo who was arrested on Christmas Day after the police alluded that he was dangerous and he (at the time) presented himself to the police and he was later released,” his lawyer Chacha Mwita said. “He has a case in Kibera on Al Shabaab claims.”

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