24 July 2013

Kenya: Police Seize Explosives On Mombasa Bound Bus

More than 400 pieces of explosives were seized by police today on a Mombasa bound bus in River Road, Nairobi. 401 pieces of the explosives branded "Super Power 90" had been packed in two cartons and addressed to a receiver in Mombasa who police say was to wait for the cartons in Voi.

The explosives were discovered on a Chania Bus along River Road by operators of the vehicle while repackaging parcels to be loaded onto the bus.

Police said the cartons had originated from Tanzania. According to the bus driver Stephene Kamau, a man identified as Victor Omondi had arrived there in the morning and registered Kimathi Muiya as the receiver of the cartons and quickly.

Central OCPD Patrick Oduma said they are searcing for both the sender and the person who was to receive of the packages.He added that the police have statements from the driver and the management of the bus service.

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