100 Shilling Note to Help Trace Latema Road Attacker

Detectives investigating the explosion that occurred outside Odeon Cinema shortly after 7 pm on Saturday have confiscated a KShs100 note as evidence.

The money, which had been handed to a cart-pusher identified as Joseph Okinyi by a woman in a hijab, will be analyzed for fingerprints.

Okinyi was at the Baba Dogo bus stop when the woman asked him to ferry a small box to Kenya Cinema.

When they got to the Latema Road-Tom Mboya street junction, she told the Okinyi that she had forgotten her identification card at an M-PESA shop and requested to go and pick it.

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While he was waiting for her to return, the box that he was carrying exploded. He sustained minor injuries on his right hand during the incident.

What was left of the cart when the IED went off

 

A newspaper vendor who was nearby also sustained minor injuries on his right leg. The two men were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police suspect that a mobile phone was planted on the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) after recovering a switch that was used to set it off.

Business owners along Latema Road and Tom Mboya street have been asked to share CCTV footages to help the police track the attacker’s movements.

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This unfortunate incident comes barely a fortnight after terrorists stormed the Dusit D2 complex along Riverside Drive, an attack that left 21 people dead.

All the attackers were killed in an operation that was spearheaded by Kenya’s elite forces.

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