Kenyan police arrest journalist over Kampala bombings

Mogadishu (Keydmedia) Kenya's Anti Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) have arrested a journalist working for an Islamic media house in the coastal city of Mombasa over the deadly bombing in Kampala, Uganda in July.
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The officers raided the Radio Salaam offices on Saturday evening and whisked away Habib Suleiman just as he left the studio after his normal routine at work.

Suleiman voluntarily surrendered himself after being informed that the police wanted him for questioning over the bombing.

According to sources, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of having facilitated and financed the July 11 bombing suspects charged in a Kampala court, for causing the deaths of 76 people.

Suleiman, who recently settled in Mombasa from Nairobi with his wife and one child, lives in the Majengo area.

He had been working at the station in the production department as a presenter, producer and voice artiste, with his work entailing voicing advertisements.

Police chief Leo Nyongesa confirmed that the suspect who is in his late 20s was flown to Nairobi, where more investigations will be conducted.

"The investigations at this stage are still premature but we have all reasons to believe he is linked to the Ugandan bombings and once we establish a few details, we shall know the next step of action," Leo said on Sunday.

In a shocking revelation, senior police sources confirmed that there was a link between the coastal region and bombers of the Kikambala Paradise, Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam in Aug. 7, 1998, and the Kampala.

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