It would have been a bloody scene if not for the timely intervention of the police as they successfully foiled a terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet
Kenyan Police on Tuesday arrested two terror suspects during a raid in their hideout in Kangemi estate.
According to a report by NairobiNews, Kiguzo Mwangolo Mgutu and Abubakar Jillo Mohamed, were planning retaliatory attacks following the arrest of the leader of their cell Mohamed Abdi Ali. The attacks were planned for Nairobi and Mombasa and were to be carried out using home-made explosives.
But, police were able to foil the attack before it could be executed.
The police revealed that the two suspects were radicalized at Kangemi Mosque and got recruited into Isis by Mohamed Abdi Ali.
Various materials used to make the explosives were found in Kiguzo Mwangolo’s house in Kangemi during the Tuesday raid.
This included fertilizer, batteries, electrical wire, nails and ball bearings, which explosive experts have described as raw materials used by terrorists to make home-made explosives.
It was gathered that the suspects had planned to escape to Syria or Libya after carrying out the terror attacks, police spokesman Georgev Kinoti said in a statement on Wednesday.