explosives expert arrested
Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet

According to the police, several terror suspects behind the attacks within Mandera County have been arrested.

Ahmed Abdi Yare, who is a high-ranking Al-Shabaab explosives expert and is also one of the suspects, is said to be helping in the probe.

Yare is said to have been found with assorted weapons and IED making materials.

“We have also stepped our counter-terrorism operations in the region, aimed at eliminating the operatives who have infiltrated into the border areas from Somalia and their collaborators,” the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet said in a statement.

He states that they are also following leads that could suggest that the attacks could be linked to racketeering in contraband and other forms of crime.

As the season of Ramadhan nears, he said terrorists were likely to, “subvert the tenets of the Holy month by staging other attacks in their vain endeavor to seek martyrdom.”

Kenyans have been advised to promptly report any suspicious activity using the toll-free numbers 999, 911 or 112.

The attacks in the last two days within Mandera county has seen the killing of 13 officers.