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Two more arrested in connection with Tana attacks

15 January 2013, 16:13 Alloys Musyoka

Police officers have arrested two youths from one of the warring communities in Tana Delta district in connection to Nduru attacks where 11 people were killed as they tried run away.

Police said the two suspects were trying to finds their way to Magarini district to escape from police vicinity when they were nabbed.

Tana Delta district police chief Richard Mukwate said the duo were boarding a passenger vehicle near Kanagoni road block where they were arrested.

He said the two are among other suspected criminals who are hiding in bushes after allegedly attacking locals at Nduru and Kipao village last week.

"These people have been seen by members of public coming out of bushes at night and going back during the day that how we managed to trace them," noted Mukwate.

He said the two after boarding the vehicle heading to Malindi police officers at Kanagoni road block were informed and arrested them before handing them over to Tana Delta district security officers.

The OCPD said the two had the handkerchiefs that they were using to hide their faces when they were striking villages during attacks.

They also had MRC identification cards.

The officers revealed that they are following leading sources to arrest other suspects who are also hiding within the district.

"We know those suspects are trying to run away from Tana River county to hide but GSU and regular police officers are tracing them and soon they will be arrested and taken to court," he promised.

Mukwate admitted that the region is still not safe following the intermittent tribal skirmishes that have so far led to over 160 deaths of innocents locals.

The arrest of the two youths brings the number of those arrested following Nduru attacks to five after three others were arrested a day after the attacks as they also tried to sneak out of Tana Delta to Magarini district.

Two others escaped and one was killed by residents who were helping the police with arrests at Kanagoni.

Minister for security Katoo Ole Metito is expected to meet Tana River county leaders to discuss issues relating to the wave of insecurity that has rocked the area since August last year.

 
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