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Dusit suicide bomber’s wife, father nabbed in Mombasa

[Suicide bomber in the Dusit-D2 terror attack Mahir Khalid Riziki. Photo/ Courtesy]

The wife of Dusit-D2 hotel suicide bomber Sahaila Mwinyi was nabbed in Mombasa on Saturday together with Mahir Khalid Riziki’s father Khalid Jumane Riziki.

Sahaila was nabbed at Bakarani area in Kisauni while her father in law Khalid was arrested at Mvita area in Majengo on Saturday morning.

According to detectives, Sahaila remained silent even after communicating to his husband in November and December last year.

Detectives further revealed that the family has also been in close contact with Mahir and despite having full knowledge about his terror links, they remained mum.

The two suspects were transferred to Nairobi DCI headquarters for interrogation.

Mahir, 25 sneaked into the country through Mandera and later boarded a bus to Nairobi and then headed to Kiambu County where he received instructions from Ali Salim Gichunge.

Mahir was instructed to detonate several bombs patched in his suicide vest and to arrive earlier at Dusit-D2 hotel and was under close communication with his colleagues before he blew himself up.

Meanwhile police have arrested other four suspects including three foreigners and are pursuing more in Lamu, Isiolo, Meru, Uasin Gishu, Garissa and other parts of the Kenya-Somali border.

Police are yet to net Mariam Abdi who is said to have ferried the weapons from Lamu to Nairobi and which were used to execute the Dusit-D2 terror attack.

Meanwhile two more Dusit-D2 hotel succumbed to injuries stretching the death toll to 23.