Police in Isiolo have arrested two terror suspects with bomb making materials as security agencies intensified war on crime in the region.
Isiolo County Criminal Investigations Officer David Cheruiyot and County Commissioner George Natembeya said the suspects were found with the materials in a house in the town.
One of the suspects is from Isiolo while the other is from Western Kenya.
Mr Natembeya said the suspects who are below 35 years are believed to have recruited two others to join Al-Shabaab and that the recruits were already in Somalia.
The two were nabbed by detectives on Wednesday.
Isiolo has been hit by increased radicalization with tens of youth believed to have crossed to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab.
Last week, Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Ndegwa Muhoro opened an Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) office in Isiolo, aimed at intensifying war on terrorism in Upper Eastern.
Source: Shabelle Media Network