KENYA: 657 arrested after Eastleigh terror attack

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku (centre) flanked by Inspector General David Kimaiyo (right) and his deputy Grace Kaindi during a media briefing in Nairobi on December 06 2013. PHOTO/PHOEBE OKALL
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku (centre) flanked by Inspector General David Kimaiyo (right) and his deputy Grace Kaindi during a media briefing in Nairobi on December 06 2013. PHOTO/PHOEBE OKALL

Police have arrested 657 suspects in Eastleigh, Nairobi following Monday night terror attack that left six people dead.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku said a security operation has been launched in Eastleigh and will continue until the perpetrators of the attack are brought to book.

In a statement, Mr Lenku asked residents to cooperate with security personnel and volunteer information that will assist in arresting the culprits.

“This act of cowardice perpetrated against innocent and peace loving Kenyans who were going about their normal activities is barbaric and immediate action has been taken by our security agencies,” he stated on Tuesday.

Six people were killed and dozens others seriously injured in blasts in Eastleigh estate Monday evening.

The attacks occurred at Sheraton Cafe and The New Kwa Muzairua Super Grill Centre along Eastleigh’s 11th Street at around 7.30pm. The two cafes are barely 300 metres apart.

Ten patients are admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital in stable condition while 12 others were treated and discharged.

Source: Daily Nation

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