According to a senior ATPU officer involved in the operation, the detectives were able to intercept communication of the two as they arranged to travel to join IS militants in Libya.
The two were arrested in the coastal town of Malindi. Initial police report point the possibility of the two being recruited by Mohammed Abdi Ali, one of the students arrested after police foiled the planned bio-attack (anthrax attack) on April 29, 2016.
The two were found to have jihadist literature and other materials linked to terrorist groups including jihadist flag.
Intelligence reports warn that Ali has wide network in Coast, Western, North Eastern Rift Valley, Somalia, Libya and Syria.
The two held by anti-terror police will undergo through interrogation by the anti-terror detectives for more leads in connection to their terror cell.