Suspected terrorist with photos of DCI headquarters, CBK, Israeli Embassy arrested

Kenya Defence Forces. [Photo: Daily Express]

A suspected terrorist, Augustine Juma was on Monday arrested while taking photos of a GK vehicle belonging to Makongeni Police Station in Nairobi.

The 34-year-old suspect was arrested on the spot and his phone take away by police.

Upon further scrutiny, more photos of DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road, Israel Embassy, Jogoo Road Police Station and Central Bank of Kenya were found.

According to the Star, police who briefly held Juma before whisking him to APTU for further investigations saw videos on the suspect’s phone of another Al-Shabaab member being tortured.

It also shows police officers in their drills and a convoy of police escort vehicles.

His arrest came as Kenya signed a new security deal with the UK with the view of tackling among other security issues, terrorism.

Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i signed the deal with UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace under the third UK-Kenya Security Dialogue.

“Kenya has been at the forefront of the global war against terror and it is partnerships like these that make a difference, and the world a safer place to be in. This Security Compact will see both countries strengthen their capacity to respond to various facets of global security challenges in a more formidable manner. I look forward to working closely with the UK in achieving this goal,” Matiang’i maintained.

With the new cooperation agreement, both Kenya and UK will work together in taming Al-Shabaab.

“The evolution of the Compact is testament to the responsiveness of our bilateral partnership, as we adapt to the changing nature of threats, in working together for the security of our two countries, East Africa and the wider world,” Wallace stated.

In 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta met British Prime Minister Borris Johnson and jointly launched the UK-Kenya Strategic Partnership in London.

It addresses security concerns for both Kenya and the UK.