Anti-terrorism police in Kenya have arrested three al shabaab suspects in the country’s Nyeri County while at the same time launching 24-hour surveillance on several strategic locations and routes in the region.
Two of the suspects were arrested in Othaya, Nyeri after which communication gadgets and items associated with al Shabaab terror organization were recovered from their possession. A third individual was arrested at a different location of the same county after he is believed to have snuck into the country from Somalia.
The three were arrested following intelligence reports that indicated a likely attack at Kenya Medical Training College in Nyeri town during the weekend. The students and staffers are said to have reported suspicious people warning them of potential attacks.
The entire Mt. Kenya region is on high alert seeing as the President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to hold the country’s Madaraka day celebrations in Meru county.
Security agencies in the country are on high alert especially in the holy month of Ramadhan seeing as their is increased chatter on likely attacks by the terror organization at different locations in the country. Security patrols and border surveillance has been increased to ensure that the jihadists do not sneak into the country to commit the atrocities.
Security has been heightened and mop-ups increased in counties on the northern corridor. Impromptu searches of vehicles on the Nairobi-Isiolo road have increased. Meru, Isiolo, Marsabit, Laikipia, Mandera, Wajir, Nyeri, Kirinyaga and Murang’a counties are believed to be the main terrorist transit routes.