NAIROBI– The Kenyan government has revealed that a cache of weapons found concealed in a vehicle in Isiolo, about 270 kilometres north east of here, last month was intended for use in blowing up major government installations in Nairobi.
According to the police, the cache, which was concealed in a motor vehicle, would have caused mass destruction if the suspects had been able to carry out their plans.
Displaying the deadly weapons to the media here Wednesday, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Joseph Boinet said the foiled attempt by terrorist to stage what he described as a major attack on government installations within the capital was a clear indication that the country was still facing a threat from the terrorists.
He promised Kenyans that the security forces would be vigilant round the clock security but appealed to the public not to let down their guard and to be their brother’s keeper.
The weapons cache was seized when police on patrol in Merti in Isiolo Count noticed the motor vehicle hidden in a thicket on Feb 15. When they approached the vehicle, the suspects opened fire, prompting a shootout which resulted in the death of one of the suspects. Another suspect was arrested while two others remain at large.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK