Anti-terror Police Unit (ATPU) are holding three suspects, two Russian nationals or Armenian origin and a Kenyan on suspicion of conducting high level surveillance outside office of the President Harambee House and Deputy President’s office on Harambee Avenue.
According to police investigations, the suspects were identified as Adamov Arthur, Arshakovich Arthur and Johnson Waiganjo Githua.
One of the suspects took a photo of Deputy President William Ruto’s office.
Identification documents found in possession of the suspects show Adamov is a holder of passport number 4716838 aged 38 years while Arshakovich and Waiganjo are aged 29 and 41 years old respectively.
“The three were arrested on suspicion of conducting surveillance on the said facility after one of them took photos.” A preliminary police finding report shows.
Terror threats have remained at an all time high in the country by security agencies notably the National Police Service (NPS) headed by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and the national Intelligence Service headed by Wachira Kameru have successfully thwarted multiple attacks in the recent past.
Since 2015 following the Garissa University massacre in which 148 people were killed, terrorists’ attacks have drastically reduced.
Police are still hunting down seven most wanted terror suspects operating between Kenya and Somalia border believed to have masterminded a series of terrorist attacks in the area.
The police boss placed a total of sh14million bounty, that is, Sh2million on each suspect to anyone with credible information on the whereabouts of the terror fugitives. The suspects include Abdullahi Issack Diyat aka Ubeyd, Ahmed Maalim Bashir, Sharif Sheikh Arab, Andikadir Haret Mohamed Yussuf Kuno and Ahmed Mahat Mohammed aka Jerry.
Others are Idriss Ismael Issack and a Mohammed (full name not known.) Police believe the seven have been involved in a number of terror activities in the North Eastern region, particularly in Mandera County.
Situational intelligence report provided by security agencies has linked the seven to attacks at Bisharo Lodge in October last year, Jabane Hotel attack in January this year and last week’s Arabia Police camp attack.