Plan by interns to use anthrax in terror attack foiled by police

What you need to know:

  • The Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet said a medical intern at the Wote Hospital, Mr Mohammed Abdi Ali, was one of the suspects arrested after police foiled the planned attack on April 29.

  • The statement by the police boss comes just two weeks after both the Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery and his Health counterpart Dr Cleopa Mailu visited the Kenya Medical Research Institute to survey the security measures put in place.

  • Police revealed that Mr Ali’s terror network within Kenya spread as far as the Coast region, North Rift, Western as well as other countries that include Somalia, Libya and Syria.

Security agencies last week foiled a planned biological attack using anthrax and arrested three suspects, police said yesterday.

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