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Kenyan police arrest terror suspect

Incidents of terror being monitored closely by East African countries

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua |  Kenyan anti-terrorism police officers said Saturday they are interrogating a terror suspect who was arrested at a shopping center in Nairobi.

The police said the suspect, identified as Ali Abdullahi Hussein, had approached a police officer on patrol at around 2:00 a.m. and wanted to seek information about a certain club.

“The orderly officer was reluctant to give out the information and the suspect was ready to offer him 180,000 shillings (about 1,606 U.S. dollars) but he declined,” the police said in a report.

The report said the police officer was baffled by the questions from the suspect, who posed as an ordinary civilian seeking general information.

The orderly officer on patrol later raised his colleagues who responded immediately and arrested the suspect.

The suspect, an American citizen and a Somali national, is currently being grilled by anti-terror detectives to establish his motive.

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