Detectives investigating the Dusit 2 terror attack are on the trail of more suspects as the search for orchestrators of the attack that left twenty one people dead and 28 others injured extends to areas outside Nairobi.
Officers from the bomb disposal unit spent Friday morning at the site of the attack combing through the expansive Complex with the area remaining a security zone.
Police investigating the Tuesday’s terror attack believe they are on track in efforts aimed at nabbing those who worked with the terrorists.
Kilometers away in Kulamawe, Bulapesa ward in Isiolo County, questions abound after one of the killed suspect, Ali Salim Gichunge alias Farouk, was identified to have originated from the region.
Many who saw Ali growing up only described him as a God fearing, loving and outgoing person, who never engaged in alcoholism and other drugs unlike most of the youths in the area.
Moses Kinyua, Ali’s childhood friend, can only remember their days at Hekima primary school in Isiolo, describing Ali as a young man who had immense abilities going by his academic prowess.
Kinyua is still coming to terms with the shocking revelation that his childhood friend was involved in the terror.
According to James Chuchu, the chief in Waso location, Ali’s family lived in harmony with neighbors.
He notes that Ali and his siblings were raised by their mother Sakina Mariam after their father Abdallah Salim who works as a driver with the Department of Defence abandoned the family many years ago.
Ali’s mother Sakina was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, questioned at the Isiolo anti terrorism police unit offices and later transferred to Nairobi for further interrogation.
Police are holding seven suspects in connection with Tuesday’s attack.