Bomb Experts Take Away Unattended Box At Odeon For Analysis


Bomb experts from the police department have taken away unattended metallic box left at Odeon along Tom Mboya street since the Saturday night blast.

The Police have secured the area with explosive experts and bomb experts already at the scene.

The box is said to have been left at the scene since Saturday night when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at the bus terminus injuring two people.

The blast occurred shortly after 7pm outside Smothers Fast Food Restaurant on Tom Mboya Street.

The two injured persons were identified as a trolley pusher by the name Joseph Okinyi and a newspaper vendor.

Nairobi regional police commander Philip Ndolo said a man of Somali descent had procured the help of the trolley pusher to carry an unidentified package across the city.

The two walked together up to the junction before he pretended he had forgotten his identification card.

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“As they were reaching the junction between Latema and Tom Mboya, the gentleman pretended to have forgotten his ID and therefore requested Joseph Okinyi to stop there so that he can dash back to get his ID,” Ndolo said.

He added that it was when Okinyi was still standing there that the box exploded.

“Okinyi suffered some slight injuries on his right hand while a nearby newspaper vendor also suffered slight injuries on his right leg,” Ndolo said.

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Written by Francis Muli

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