Police nab 300 after Eastleigh blast

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI Detectives comb the scene of the blast in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on December 7, 2012 where five people were killed. Among the injured was Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan.

What you need to know:

  • More people have been arrested in similar operations since Wednesday after another attack in which one person died and eight others were injured
  • Mr Hassan, the MP for Kamakunji, was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital with fractured legs and a cut in the hand, according to police
  • Some survivors of the Friday night mosque blast suggested it had been politically motivated and could have targeted the MP

Detectives are looking for the owner and occupants of a car they believe was used in Friday’s grenade attack outside a mosque in Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighbourhood.

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