Kenyan police arrest 3 more terror suspects

March 25, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 25 – Police in Nairobi have arrested three more suspected terrorists at the Wilson airport.

The suspects were arrested on Thursday morning as they reportedly made arrangements to travel to Mogadishu, according to police.

“The three suspects are being questioned to establish their activities in the country. They are being investigated over terrorism activities,” a police source said.

A police officer who is privy to the investigation against the three suspects said they were in possession of Kenyan, Australian and American passports.

“There are no specific charges against these three, but they are under investigation.  We will let you know of the progress and if they will be charged in court,” the source added.

Anti-Terrorism Police Unit Chief Nicholas Kamwende when reached on telephone said “I am not aware of that.”

Police officers at the Wilson airport said the suspects were picked up by anti-terrorism officers who whisked them away to their offices in Nairobi Area.

The name of one of the three was almost similar to that of a terror suspect who fled from a police station in Busia, sparking anxiety amongst police officers who arrested him.

“We have since established it is a different person but we are still interrogating them,” another officer said.

On Wednesday, four other suspected terrorists were arrested in Mombasa and were due to be flown to Nairobi for further interrogation.


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