Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DCI: Tanzanian behind blasts in Kenya capital

The police said yesterday that a man alleged to have engineered Monday’s bomb blast that killed three people and injured 39 others in Nairobi, Kenya, is believed to be a Tanzanian. “It’s true the man is a Tanzanian national, but investigations into this matter are still going on,” said Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Robert Manumba at a news conference in Dar es Salaam. He said documents found on his body, including a passport and a visa, showed that he originated from Tanzania. According to the information, he said, he had entered Kenya via the Tarakea border. “We are going on with the investigations, which involve foreign institutions and foreigners who are likely to have organised the bombings,” Manumba said. Head of Operations and Training in the police force Paul Chagonja cautioned against terrorists activities and attacks. He, however, said the police were in control of the situation. At least three people were killed and 39 injured by a bomb explosion at a bus station in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on December 21, this year. The blast happened, as passengers passed through a security checkpoint before boarding a coach, which was bound for Kampala in neighbouring Uganda and one of those who died was carrying a bag which contained the bomb.


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