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by farayarenews) kenya police reported A lorry with 27 tonnes of chemicals used in making bombs was yesterday seized by administration police on the Dadajabula-Dif Road in Wajir. Speaking to the Star on the phone, Wajir county commissioner Naftali Mung’athia said the truck from Mombasa had 7000 kilogrammes of sodium sulphate, 7000 kilogrammes of basic chromium sulphate, 3000 kilogrammes of sodium formate, 3000 kilogrammes of sodium bicarbonate, 2500 kilogrammes of soda ash and 5000 kilogrammes of microzyme-P. Mung’athia said they suspect the chemicals were being taken to Somalia to be used by al- Shabaab militants. “If these materials crossed over to Somalia, it would have dealt a serious blow to our efforts to curb rising al-Shabaab attacks as the explosives may have been used against KDF forces and others would have been brought into the to wreak havoc,” he said. Mung’athia said police in Wajir also found six containers of contraband sugar, tyres and spaghetti. “We have all these items and are deliberating on our next move ,” he said. He commended the officers who seized the lorry and the KDF soldiers at the Kenya–Somalia border. “Their hard work is starting to pay off,” Mung’athia said. He said officers working with smugglers and al- Shaabab sympathisers will be arrested and charged. Bomb experts have taken samples of the chemicals for tests at the government lab in Nairobi, The tests will establish the range of explosives that could be made from them. The lorry belongs to a Garissa businessman is being under 24-hour police surveillance. The incident comes a months after police recovered over 10 AK47s, 20 hand grenades and explosives buried at a cemetery in Wajir town

A lorry with 27 tonnes of chemicals used in
making bombs was yesterday seized by
administration police on the Dadajabula-Dif Road
in Wajir.
Speaking to the Star on the phone, Wajir county
commissioner Naftali Mung’athia said the truck
from Mombasa had 7000 kilogrammes of sodium
sulphate, 7000 kilogrammes of basic chromium
sulphate, 3000 kilogrammes of sodium formate,
3000 kilogrammes of sodium bicarbonate, 2500
kilogrammes of soda ash and 5000 kilogrammes
of microzyme-P.
Mung’athia said they suspect the chemicals
were being taken to Somalia to be used by al-
Shabaab militants. “If these materials crossed
over to Somalia, it would have dealt a serious
blow to our efforts to curb rising al-Shabaab
attacks as the explosives may have been used
against KDF forces and others would have been
brought into the to wreak havoc,” he said.
Mung’athia said police in Wajir also found six
containers of contraband sugar, tyres and
spaghetti. “We have all these items and are
deliberating on our next move ,” he said.
He commended the officers who seized the
lorry and the KDF soldiers at the Kenya–Somalia
border. “Their hard work is starting to pay off,”
Mung’athia said.
He said officers working with smugglers and al-
Shaabab sympathisers will be arrested and
charged. Bomb experts have taken samples of
the chemicals for tests at the government lab in
Nairobi, The tests will establish the range of
explosives that could be made from them.
The lorry belongs to a Garissa businessman is
being under 24-hour police surveillance. The
incident comes a months after police recovered
over 10 AK47s, 20 hand grenades and
explosives buried at a cemetery in Wajir town

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