Police lockdown area where one of the terrorists lived

Detectives have located and cordoned off a building in Mucatha in Ruaka, Kiambu County where one of the terrorists lived for four months paying Sh40,000 in monthly rent.

In a raid conducted on Wednesday, police discovered a cavity in the house in which the attacker had kept several weapons.

The neighbours described the man as friendly though he was rarely in the house.

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One of the neighbours called the police after identifying the car that was abandoned near the dusitD2 gate which was used by the five terrorists who conducted the deadly attack.

Police say they have intensified the probe to uncover those who aided in the attack that has left 14 people dead.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta who lauded acts of patriotism and courage in the wake of the attack said: “My heart goes out to innocent men and women violated by the senseless violence.”

Senator Gideon Moi condoled with the victims of the terror attack and commended their security forces for the timely and well-coordinated response.

The Opposition Chief Raila Odinga in his condolence message to the bereaved families termed the attack as an act of cowardice that will not intimidate Kenyans.

Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi who strongly condemned the attack said: “What have we done to deserve this? The blood and lives of the innocent will haunt the perpetrators of this heinous act forever.”

Governor Sonko rebuked the perpetrators of the attack in the city and added “our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims and survivors. The City stands in solidarity with all the people of Nairobi at this difficult time.”

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