By CYRUS OMBATI
Officials said the suspect had spent his night in the town after he traveled from Nairobi with a mission to carry out an attack.
Apparently, police were informed by a woman who had spent a night with the suspect in the town. According to informed sources who refused to be named, the suspected terrorist whose identity is yet to be disclosed, had booked a room at a local hotel on Wednesday night.
No senior police officer wanted to officially comment on the issue last evening. The motive of the man’s moves were not established immediately but security agents believe there was a bad intention.
The arrest did not disrupt the event as it went on but under heavy and tight security.
Commissioner of police Mathew Iteere, outgoing Rift Valley PPO Francis Munyambu and other senior officers refused to comment on the incident.
Kibaki, who it is believed was not informed of the scare, used the occasion to warn the Somalia militants that Kenyan security agents will hunt them down and will not relent or be intimidated on the war on terrorism.
Reports indicated the suspect, on arrival in Nakuru, got a female partner to spend with at the hotel. But he allegedly refused or failed to pay the woman.
“The woman saw the explosives when the man went for a short call and later informed police who however lost track of the suspect in the morning until he was arrested at the entrance when he refused to be screened,” said another source.
The woman is said to have left the room early Thursday morning dejected after failing to get her dues and later informed police.
And after the man was arrested, more police officers were mobilised to the area with even those from Central and Nairobi province called to beef up security at the show.