Terrorists were targeting a live interview by KTN, a television station in Kenya, intelligence leads show.
A live interview was underway with Cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku and Police inspector General Kimaiyo to provide insight on the ongoing operation Usalama Watch.
KTN’s Jeff Koinange was to interview the two at the Eastleigh Mall in the Eastliegh area of the capital.
The Pangani Blast happened after a Toyota NZE was intercepted driving along the side of Juja road by police manning a roadblock.
Police flagged the vehicle and ordered the occupants to drive to the Pangani police station.
Two police officers were ordered by their superiors to accompany the vehicle to the police station.
A patrol vehicle was on tow to vigil the suspects vehicle.
The terrorists detonated a powerful improvised explosive device inside the vehicle killing both themselves and the police onboard.