3 alleged terrorists taken into custody in Nyeri County, Kenya
May 30, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Three (3) Al Shabaab terrorists were taken into custody by the Anti-Terrorism Police in Kenya. They have been arrested in Nyeri County along with put key surveillance installations in Mt Kenya and on several strategic locations and routes in the region. Two (2) of the suspects were detained in Othaya and the 3rd one was arrested in a Majengo, another location in Nyeri County. The names of the suspects were not released, but all of them are were under investigation. The first 2 suspects, according to Nyeri County criminal investigations officer, Charles Mutua, had been pursued on suspicion of involvement in robberies. When they were detained they had communication gadgets and items associated with al-Shabaab terrorists. “Our investigations link them to terrorism,” Mr. Mutua stated. The 3rd individual is believed to have entered Kenya illegally coming from Somalia several months ago. The alleged terrorists were arrested following intelligence reports that indicated a likely attack at Kenya Medical Training College, in Nyeri, during the weekend. The students and staff are said to have reported suspicious people warning them of potential attacks. “The report came from students who said they had been warned of the attack by a man. We cannot take such claims lightly,” Mr. Mutua said. Initial reports showed that the county hospital would also be attacked. Students and staff from the college were questioned. No arrests have been made so far.
The current investigative tools at law enforcement’s disposal, such as the DNA or polygraph test, are not sufficient enough and can’t keep up with the news ways terrorist perpetrate their plans. Terrorism is a problem affecting nations across the world. This threat is growing exponentially, affecting more and more people. As the President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to hold the country’s Madaraka day (1st of June, this Friday) celebrations in Meru county, Mt. Kenya region is now on high alert. Security has been heightened and mop-ups increased in counties in the northern region. Searches of vehicles on the Nairobi-Isiolo road are also taking place in a higher number. Meru, Isiolo, Marsabit, Laikipia, Mandera, Wajir, Nyeri, Kirinyaga and Murang’s counties are believed to be the main terrorist transit routes. Security agencies in the country are on high alert, especially because this is the holy month of Ramadhan, which likely increases the chances of attacks by the Al Shabaab – a terror organization at different locations of Kenya. Security patrols and border surveillance have been increased to ensure that terrorists do not sneak into Kenya to commit atrocities. Despite the efforts of authorities, terror organizations can still overcome and proceed with awful attacks on innocents. So how can Anti-Terrorism Police, Military and Intelligence Agencies in Kenya become more efficient and empowered with technology as well as their strategy to better fight terrorists and ensure a safer country in Madaraka day celebrations, as well as, the remaining days of the year?
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