Suspected terrorists arrested taking photos of RECCE in Ruiru detained again


Two suspected terrorists arrested taking photos of the GSU Recce company in Ruiru will spend another night in custody pending a court ruling on their detention.

The Anti-terrorism Police Unit presented James Mburu Ikaba and Miriam Njoki before Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot seeking orders to detain the two for days to complete investigations.

The two were arrested on 4th January at the Recce company in Ruiru where they were suspected to have been conducting surveillance.

The ATPU argues that the two are at flight risk and should therefore remain in custody.

The respondents were in a Land cruiser, KCB 488X vehicle which was parked outside the Recce while taking the alleged photographs and upon intervention by officers manning the said premises, they sped off only to be stopped by the shooting of the tires by the officers.

Upon search, the officers found seven rounds of 9mm ammunition and the two were later escorted to Juja Police Station.

According to ATPU, Ikaba escorted them to his house in Marurui Estate, Kiambu County where the police discovered several items including a Czeska pistol, two magazines, 45 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a short gun escort magnum, 46 rounds of 9.1.00 ammunition, a Czeska holser, a firearm certificate among other items.

The matter will be mention Tuesday 7th for ruling.