Kenyan police arrest 2 on terrorism charges

Aerial view of Nairobi. Photo: DEMOSH

Police in Kenya have revealed the have arrested two suspects who they claim were planning a terrorist attack in the capital city, Nairobi.

Speaking after the arrest, spokesman for the police George Kinoti has revealed details of the alleged plot.

In a statement yesterday, Kinoti said that Abdulafatah Nur Ali was arrested in Nairobi on Tuesday (10 January) with a fraudulent national identity card and refugee certificate. The other suspect arrested is Farah Shaleh Aden who was detained in Garissa.

Kenya has seen attacks by Somali extremist group al-Shabab, which has vowed revenge on the country for sending troops in 2011 to Somalia to fight the militants. The terrorist group has been waging an insurgency against Somalia’s weak government.