Two people, including a former policeman, have been arrested after they were found trying to sneak a bomb into a venue where President Uhuru Kenyatta was the chief guest.
The former officer was arrested at the main gate of the General Service Unit training school in Embakasi, Nairobi, moments before the President arrived to preside over the passing out of fresh officers on Tuesday.
A security alert was issued immediately after the arrests and GSU sentries were ordered not to allow vehicles or pedestrians into the venue.
Only those carrying VIPs, including Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery were allowed in once the terror threat was discovered.
The suspects are being held at the anti-terrorism police unit headquarters. Preliminary investigations show the suspect was carrying several components which if assembled would have made a powerful bomb….
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