One suspect arrested over Latema Road explosion
Police have arrested one suspect in connection with the January 26, 2019 explosion on Latema Road along Tom Mboya Street in the Nairobi Central Business District.
Mohammed Nurrow Mohammed was arrested on Friday, February 22 at Biashara Street within Moyale at the border between Kenya and Ethiopia.
He was arraigned in a Nairobi court on Monday under a miscellaneous application where police were granted three more days to detain him pending conclusion of investigations.
In its application the prosecution told court that the investigations are complex and involve a number of agencies, further noting that the accused could interfere with the probe if released.
“Intelligence reports show that he has other associates who assisted him in planning and executing the explosion,” the court was told.
About two weeks ago, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) appealed to the public for help in identifying a suspect in connection with the Latema road explosion.
The DCI produced CCTV footage showing a man dressed in black walking through the streets while carrying a package on the right hand.
During the incident, a middle-aged man had procured the help of a cart-puller to carry an unidentified package across the city.
The two reportedly walked together up to the the junction between Latema Road and Tom Mboya street.
The stranger reportedly claimed to have forgotten his Identity Card at a shop across the street and excused himself to go back get it.
The improvised explosive device went off moments later with shrapnel hurting the cart-puller on the arm and injuring a newspaper vendor on the foot.
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