Military Police have arrested a terror suspect after attempting to sneak into Nyali military barracks in Mombasa County.
Ali Hassan Mzee was attempting to gain access into the highly guarded military facility while posing as a recruit.
Ali caught the attention of military guards on duty after they noticed a suspicious person at the beach.
Police say the suspect hails from Vihiga county
When questioned, Ali claimed to be a new solider posted at the barracks.
“Upon further probing, he claimed to be an Air Force officer” a police report says
Police challenged the suspect to produce his military identification documents but he failed.
According to the police report,the suspect instead identified himself using a civilian identity card
Officers took him into custody before military police took up the matter.
Police recovered two notebooks, four letters, two flash disks, one memory card, an electronic organizer, a pair of eye goggles, an electrical tester and an unknown substance suspected to be bhang from the suspect.
“The notebooks contained information pertaining to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) units and bomb-making components and procedures on the August 2022 general elections,” the police added.
Following the incident, security has been beefed up at the facility.