Kenyan police says arrest three Alshabab suspects in Mandera
Alshabab claimed the responsibility of the Westgate shopping mall attack.Kenyan police arrested three Al-Shabaab suspects and recovered three rifles and more than 259 rounds of ammunition in the northern border town of Mandera.The three, who were arrested at Koromei area, 10 km from Mandera town, had sneaked in the country from Somalia.Mandera County Police Commander Noah Mwivanda said the three upon interrogation said that they had come to pick their “boss.””When our officers interrogated the suspects, they said that they had come to pick their boss. We have since established that this is not true” “We believe that these militiamen were on a mission to carry out an attack in Mandera town.” He added.The three Al-Shabaab suspects who were driving in a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle with no number plate were intercepted by the police who were on night patrol.The area police commander confirmed that a video camera recovered from the suspects is believed to have been used to take clips of security installations in preparation of a sophisticated attack.”We have every reason to believe that these militia men were up to no good. They were fully armed to commit a major attack in our town. But thanks God our hawked eyed officers arrested them before they could carry out their evil acts,” said Mwivanda.The three were briefly detained at the Mandera police station and are expected to be airlifted to Nairobi for further investigation.Mandera town which is situated along the Kenyan Somalia border has experienced retaliatory attacks meted at security agencies since Kenyan military incursion into Somalia two years ago.